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My Thoughts for You on Tuesday of Holy Week April 19, 2011

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Jesus has an incredible sense of timing.  His confrontation with the religious leaders reaches its climax on this day – but that’s OK.  It’s time.  It’s on this Tuesday of the Holy Week when the famous incident between Jesus and Pharisees is thought to have taken place. This was when the churchmen tried to trap Jesus into making a blasphemous, remarks.

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“And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things…”(Matthew 21:23-27)

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This day is important also on another count. Jesus discoursed to his disciples on the Mount of Olives about the destruction of Jerusalem and the signs of the last day.

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 “Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”    Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” ”  John 13:36

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We’ve come so far from the celebration of Palm Sunday.  How many times have we had those days where everything we did was in question and people were just waiting for us to slip up.  Jesus knows what it’s like to have a long day.  These opening days of Holy week remind us again of how Jesus understands our trials, our challenges, our suffering and He is there when we call.  It’s a reminder that there is life at the at the cross.  There is nothing to doubt, because the best is yet to come.

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