Wednesday of Holy Week

The Bible does not say what the Lord did on Wednesday of Passion Week.  Scholars speculate that, after two exhausting days in Jerusalem, Jesus and his disciples spent this day resting in Bethany in anticipation of the Passover.  Bethany was about two miles east of Jerusalem.  Here Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha, lived.  They were close friends of Jesus, and may have hosted him and the disciples during his final days on earth.  Just a short time before Passion Week, Jesus had revealed to the disciples, and the world, that he had power over death by raising Lazarus from the grave.  After seeing this incredible miracle, many people in Bethany believed that Jesus was the Son of God and put their faith in him.  Also in Bethany just a few nights before Wednesday, Lazarus’ sister Mary had lovingly anointed the feet of Jesus with expensive perfume.  John 12:3.  While we can only speculate, it is fascinating to consider how our Lord Jesus spent this final quiet day with his dearest friends and followers.

(Adapted from http://christianity.about.com/od/easter/ss/Holy-Week-Timeline_4.htm.)

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