Good Morning April 17

The day started out like any other, but the Lord knew it would not be a “normal” day. Yes, He would do some teaching at the Temple, but Passover was approaching, the last one He would share with the twelve. He had instructed them to prepare a place for their meal, and they would eat together. He knew His betrayer would act. He knew His disciples would scatter. He knew well the prophecy of Isaiah. “He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”(53:7) He had meditated on the verse that said, “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities.”(vs.5) He knew that was the task ahead of Him, but He didn’t full know the depth of the anguish He must endure, the hell of separation from His Father. He would pray in that anguish for three hours, “If it be possible let this cup pass from me.” Yielding to His Father will He would proceed towards the cross. All of the events of these days are very familiar to us, but we must not let their familiarity decrease the magnitude, the awesome wonder of what Jesus did for each of us. For in His prayer, “Father, not my will but Thine be done”, He was doing it for each one of us.