But the Cross!

In the middle of Israel’s oppression and distress, God sent His own Son into the world. He taught with authority, and wherever He walked, miracles happened. Followers and believers were convinced that Jesus was the Messiah who would establish His reign on earth and free them of their troubles.

But the cross.

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What Love Looks Like

After supper, Jesus poured water into a basin, laid aside His garments and began to wash the feet of His disciples, John 13:5.

Jewish teachers would never ask their disciples to wash feet. Love turned these traditions upside down and dropped to His knees to wash the disciples’ feet.

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What’s Good About This Friday?

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci – Image by Markus Baumeler from Pixabay

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:26-29

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Days to Live … Jesus Watched

Widow’s Mite by James Joseph Jacques Tissot, Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum

Have you wondered what you would do if you knew that you had days to live? What would be your priorities?

Jesus knew that His time had come. His eyes were focused on the cross. But He had so much to do, to teach, to heal, to love during His last days.

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