Saturday 13 April 2019
Ezekiel 37:21-28. Jeremiah 31:10-13. John 11:45-56.
The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock – Jeremiah 31:10-13.
‘What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.’
As we read this, we think to ourselves: ‘Believe him, of course!’ But this is hindsight. Would we have been any different if we had been there? If we are honest, we may envisage ourselves as not wishing to upset the status quo, to stand out from the crowd. Wanting to be like all the rest we may have followed the chief priest in seeking to avoid upsetting the Romans.
But you, Lord, had your sights set on building your Father’s kingdom. Although you knew that you were walking into danger in Jerusalem you did what you had to do. We can imagine that your disciples were fearful. How did you encourage them to walk ahead with faith and trust, knowing something of what was to come?
Lord, help me to be conscious of your presence in my day to day living as we walk the road to Easter together.