March 11: Jesus’ Week of Passion

Read John 12:27-50

It was the final week of Jesus’ journey to the empty tomb. The last seven days of Jesus’ journey which led up a hill to a horrible cross and in to a tomb where He would end death. He would leave the tomb empty, victorious King of Kings and true Lord of Lords.

According to Got Questions Ministries,  “Passion Week (also known as Holy Week) is the time from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday(Resurrection Sunday). Also included within Passion Week are Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Spy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Passion Week is so named because of the passion with which Jesus willingly went to the cross in order to pay for the sins of His people. Passion Week is described in Matthew chapters 21-27; Mark chapters 11-15; Luke chapters 19-23; and John chapters 12-19. (It) begins with the triumphal entry on Palm Sunday on the back of a colt as prophesied in Zechariah 9:9.”

Passion Week marks the events that would ultimately prove His love for you and me and for all of mankind. These were the events through which all of mankind would witness His power over sin and death and the dominion they had held since that onerous day in the Garden called Eden.

As we journey through these events over the next few days, consider what it must have been like for Jesus as He approached the final days before suffering and being betrayed. Imagine the loss and despair He must have experienced when every last one of them ran away, even as He stayed His journey in order to present us with that empty tomb. What must Jesus have felt as He walked each day alongside His best friends and disciples? What must He have been thinking along that journey to the empty tomb?

Then let His journey lead you to praise His name with all that you are, to offer your life to Him as an act of worship.

 

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