Holy Week: Wednesday
It seems like a much quieter day in Holy Week. But both the Jewish leaders and Jesus are preparing for the same thing: Jesus’ death. They plot deceitful designs in secret. Jesus and His disciples prepare to eat the Passover meal together. The symbolism is rich — Jesus will become our Passover lamb, the once and for all sacrifice for sin. He is the priest and the sacrifice — offered for undeserving sinners who instead deserve death. In all this, Jesus is granting us forgiveness and bringing us back to our Heavenly Father. He is full of intention in His work on our behalf. This is marvelous in our eyes!
Friends, embrace the quiet today. It seems like nothing is happening, but God is at work. Jesus has holy designs for you and freely pours out perfect provision. Be still and receive His forgiveness. Marvel at His grace. Because of Jesus, you are “passed over” and accepted as a child of God — loved perfectly and eternally by the Father. His Spirit indwells you and seals all the benefits of His death to you — sanctifying you in truth. What good news!
“And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.”Hebrews 10:11-14 (ESV)