Easter Meditations: Harmony of the Events of the Holy Week

This week I plan to read a harmony of the Gospel accounts of the Holy Week. I’m following the chart in my ESV Study Bible. You can also access the chart here. (I think . . . Because I have the Bible, I have access to the online Bible, notes, and charts. No, this is not a paid advertisement, but I love this study Bible!)

On Friday/Saturday, Christ traveled to Bethany. where Mary anointed Jesus’s feet. Several times, Jesus predicted His death and associated Mary’s actions as preparation for His death.

This story has always interested me, and when I was in grad school, I wrote a paper on this story and the parallel stories in Matthew 26 and Mark 14. Sometimes I wonder, would I have been like Mary, pouring out a valuable gift on Jesus’ feet and demonstrating  extravagant love, or like the disciples, maneuvering for their own benefit?

My Jesus, I Love Thee

William R. Featherston, 1864

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

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