Friday, November 1, 2013

The Times are in His Hands

Hello Everyone!  I have something I would like to share with you today.  Matthew 26:1-5,  'Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”  Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

 I want you to noticed the last line of this bible verse, 'But they (the chief priests, scribes and elders) said, 'Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people'.  

The Passover feast, lasted 7 days.  Now Jesus held 'the last supper' with his disciples on the first day of the Passover feast.  Shortly afterwards, he went to Gethsemane to pray, and be arrested to be crucified.  

The priests, scribes and elders  planned to arrest Jesus after the Passover feast, however, Jesus knew it would be during the Passover feast.  We know this because in John 19:31-37, it tells us why Jesus had to be taken down one day early.  Because they were still celebrating the Passover.  

I think this is interesting, how the 'best laid plans' in our lives; are not always God's plans, nor His timing.  Acts 1:7, 'It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.'  and Isaiah 55:8-9, 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.'

Hopefully I will be back later to share some cards with you.  In the meantime I have posted some earlier, on October 26th.  God bless each of you today!  Jan

1 comment:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Great blog post Jan and very true. Blessings, Carole