Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Journey To The Cross - Tuesday

As we awake Tuesday morning we will not go to Jerusalem and the temple as Jesus had departed the temple for the last time on Monday. Instead, today we will go with Jesus to the house of Simon a leper whom Jesus has previously cured. A woman will anoint Jesus with more oil. Judas will depart to meet with the Jewish leaders to betray Jesus. Judas will receive the promise of thirty pieces of silver Zechariah 11:2, Matthew 26:15 for promising to deliver Jesus into the hands of the Jewish leaders.

Jesus has returned to spend time with Simon a Leper whom Jesus had previously cleansed. How is it that Jesus would want to visit someone that was previously Unclean. Usually when someone has knowledge of the unclean areas of our life we want to get away from them because we are vulnerable and do not want to be exposed by them for what we truly are. Yet Simon welcomed Jesus into his own home and prepared for Him a meal. All throughout the Bible we read how hurting and longing and suffering people have turned to God and have found compassion and healing and like Simon, we too have the privilege of hosting Jesus, the one who has healed us.

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me (Jesus), all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your Souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.


Dr. Wifey said...

I love the story of Jesus' anointing at Bethany. great post. i look forward to the rest of the week!

From the Doghouse said...

This will be a good week!

mayberry said...

I'm liking the posts this week too.

Hoosier Homemade said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading the story.

Shelby said...

Deanna, I'm loving these "journey" posts.

Did anyone ever tell you that you're like a lighthouse with the beacon of God's love shining through you and that you help guide the rest of us to safer waters?

Your love for and faith and joy in the Lord is just so apparent in everything you say and do... you really ARE a good and faithful servant.