Lent Meditation

Home » Resources » News » Lent Meditation

Sunday March 26th Matthew 20 : 17-19
While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised".
What must Jesus have been feeling, going up to Jerusalem and knowing what lay ahead of him in that city? He was, as always, most concerned for his disciples, trying to prepare them for the terrible things that were going to happen.
The awful truth is that it was the religious leaders who were going to condemn him to death, not the ordinary people. They loved Jesus, even though the Pharisees and Scribes despised them for this. Does this give us a wake-up call? Are we sometimes opposing God's will by stubbornly sticking to our rigid beliefs and not listening to his voice?
I was struck by the fact that the religious leaders hunted Jesus down but then handed him over to the Gentiles, the Romans, to do their dirty work for them! Yet Jesus finished by telling them of his resurrection, a glorious hope, even if they could not understand it fully at the time.
Dear Lord. Teach us to listen to your voice, so that our thoughts and actions may be in accordance with your will. May we accept your guiding hand, to help us to live in the joy of your resurrection power.
Muriel Nelson Harrogate Road, Ripon

You may also be interested in

Praise to the Lord (2)
Webteam: Thu 24 Sep 1:44pm

Sunday 27th September Worship at Home documents over to the right under the pictureThe link to the Circuit Worship You Tube Videohttps://youtu.be/se--xQCFLDQ.11( is here...

Wild Meadow
Webteam: Thu 17 Sep

https://youtu.be/As5dPqEF9Mk.11(You can access this weeks online service...

Sunflower 1
Webteam: Wed 16 Sep 9:00am

The Prayer Space Video for September is available on Wednesday 16th Spetmebr at 6.45pm and can be accessed https://youtu.be/Evd00...

Calendar

News stories

Praise to the Lord (2)
W@H 27.9.2020
Webteam: Thu 24 Sep 1:44pm
Wild Meadow
Worship at home 20th September 2020
Webteam: Thu 17 Sep
Sunflower 1
Prayer Space 8 September 2020
Webteam: Wed 16 Sep 9:00am
Methodist orb
Thought for the week dial up
Webteam: Thu 10 Sep 3:57pm

Publications

Vine at
PDF file
W@H 27-9-2020JB
PDF file
Herald Issue 14
PDF file
Vine at
PDF file

© 2013 - 2020 Ripon and Lower Dales

resourcing church and community