My God has become My Strength

My God has become My Strength

Word of God
Matthew 26:1-2 (KJV) 1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
Devotional Insight
By Frances Taylor

Jesus was trying one more time to prepare the apostles for his death. I’m not sure that they believed it. He had predicted his death twice before and their response was to say that they wouldn’t let it happen and then they argued over who would be first when he came into his kingdom. In a few days, they would be faced with reality and they didn’t handle it well. We know what Judas’ response was, he will betray Jesus.

Do you ever wonder what the others were thinking? We also know that Jesus will be thinking about where they will celebrate the Passover meal. I’m sure he was also asking his father to help him through this time of testing. But what about Peter and the other apostles? Sometimes I think about Scripture and wonder about the people involved in the passage. Here, I’m trying to figure out the apostles. Did they talk among themselves about what Jesus meant? Were they looking for ways to protect him from the chief priests? Did they even know that it was the chief priests that were plotting against him, or did they think it was Herod or the Romans?

Lent is coming to an end. How are we preparing for Good Friday? Some traditions keep a very strict fast during Holy Week as a penance for their sins. Still others add special prayers or extra times of community service. How will I prepare this year? How will you?

Let us pray

Lord, what you must have been going through during these last few days. We know that this was not the end; that your death would lead to your resurrection. You did not, but you believed in the Father’s plan and for that we are grateful. Amen.

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