I don’t know how you pick the most sober moment from the most terrible day in the History of God. But, the following passage has often stopped me in my tracks.
The best word I can think of to describe Jesus last night is “heavy”. It does seem to be completely sad. Jesus seemed to take joy in washing their feet. He enjoyed serving them the passover meal, and spending time with them. But, He also knew what was ahead of Him. His purpose was about to meet man’s evil and God’s wrath head on.
Jesus was very busy His final week before He endured the Cross. He knew that a series of events had been set in motion. And, His teachings the last few days of His ministry became very clear, concise, and even sharp.
Jesus flipping tables and running money changers out with a whip made of ropes is an image that sticks with you. All four gospels record it, so you know it certainly made an impression upon the Disciples.
I have never been good at waiting. Even as a child, I hated waiting for my ride to school, or for my friends to come over. And, as an adult, I prefer to be the one giving the ride or the one coming to someone’s house, that way I didn’t have to wait. So yea, waiting has never been something I appreciated.
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