My favorite Holiday has come quickly this year, I wonder if it is because our winter was so timid it passed quickly? Anyhow, this year I will be sharing with you this week what Jesus did during the days preceding the Crucifixion.
Sunday he entered Jerusalem Matthew 21 1-11
Jesus speaks to two disciples telling them
"Say to the Daughter of Zion, See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey" Matthew 21:5
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord Matthew 21:9
Monday Jesus was at the Temple Matthew 21 12-17
A different version however, it drives the point home. My older girls need to see this.
enraged at the buying and selling he started overturning tables and benches.
"My house will be called a house of prayer. But, you are making it a den of robbers" says Jesus
so he made a whip out of cords and drove them out of the temple area
After the cleansing of the temple Jesus began the healing of the blind and the sick.
Jesus than left for Bethany where he spent the night.
You know this part of Easter is disturbing to me when Jesus shows a temper first in the temple than directed towards the fig tree he withered for life.
Like you are stripped somewhat of your childlikeness naivete of a loving God at this moment in the gospels.
I am not God "Fearing" in the manner as the artist depicts above.