Reflections for April 13, 2014

Matthew 21:1–11

Matthew 26:14—27:66

At the end of Lent we journey with Jesus through his final days and hours on Earth. But even in their final moments together, the disciples abandon Jesus – betraying him, falling asleep, denying they know him – and he is left alone to face his execution. We can identify with the disciples’ fear and understand the great betrayal Jesus felt because we can point to times in our own lives when it seems we’re all alone and forgotten. But we must remember that God’s love endures and God is with us – with Jesus – even during the hardest moments of our lives.

This week – Spend time reading and re-reading Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his Passion (the focus scriptures above). As you read, write down some of the moments from your own life when you are like the characters in the story (Jesus, Pilate, Judas, Peter, the angry crowd, the soldiers, and so on).

Seasons of the SpiritTM Wood Lake Publishing

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