Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Sabbath before Passion Week

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, also known as Passion week,  in the Christian calendar.  I will attempt to put up a series of posts in the coming week to highlight each day's event in the life of Christ up to the crucifixion and beyond to the resurrection.  To me however, it all began today, on the Sabbath before Passion Week.    The Bible says that six days before Passover, Jesus arrived in Bethany, which was the town of Mary and Martha, to visit Lazarus (John 11:1; 12:1).

Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead (John 12:1).

How significant that Jesus should visit the home of one who was dead, and was now resurrected, on the Sabbath, before His own death and resurrection.

Today, at church, we will be celebrating Jesus' death and ministry with a foot washing and communion service.  I can't wait!

1 comment:

Daughter of Wisdom said...

Corrections to text made April 2014