Palm Sunday has passed, as Christ has come into Jerusalem he set into motion the events of this week that would see him speak of the everlasting covenant that God has given to man through him. He will be given up to those who sought to put an end to his ministry. One which began to change the hearts and minds of all who heard him speak.
He will be put on the cross this Friday, sheading his blood as the perfect sacrifice to atone for the sin's of humanity. He will be placed into his tomb, an act that all who followed him would believe it was the final time that they would see the Lord. It was the end of his story, it was the loss of a great prophet and a great man with whom God worked though.
Place yourself in that time, a time where the people of Israel did not understand all that Jesus had told them. A time when the Sanhedrin, thinking they would put and end to this Jesus of Nazareth. Who threatened their power and influence. For the Romans, it was an end to a potential crisis one the Pilot did not need. Little did they know, that their actions were not their own. But the work of God as told in the prophets who came before Christ's time.
Place yourself into the darkness of the tomb, the silence of the tomb, waiting for the coming light of fulfillment in Christ's resurrection.
Pastor Lisa Chachula