I wonder what Jesus was thinking about in the last few weeks before his death?
If I knew in advance that I was going to die, I would want to spend as much time with my loved ones as I could. I would pray hard out to my God and expect to hear Him. Amidst my anxiety and pain I would make sure that there was no debt left for my children to have to pay. I would set my affairs in order as much as I could. I’d do some things that really lifted my soul.
Jesus, in his humanity, did just that. He spent every waking hour with his disciples, teaching them and empowering them to carry on once he’d gone. He loved on his friends and let them love in return. He allowed Mary to anoint his feet. He enjoyed meals with his disciples. He continued to preach Truth to the lost crowd. He forgave. He kept His peace amidst all the trauma. He allowed the people to praise him as he entered Jerusalem. He was determined to make sure that He paid the “debt” for His children. He kept going with His calling as long as He had breath. He kept His eyes on His Heavenly Father and prayed frequently.
It’s not just Christ’s life we can learn from. We can also learn so much from His death. In everything He did He was teaching us how to “be” children of the Promise.
“Be still and know that I am God,” Psalm 46:10, was the attitude of our Saviour in both life and death. Is it yours?