Devotion for Fifth Friday in Lent 2012
March 23, 2012 by Lillie
After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. Now the Jews’ Feast of Booths was at hand. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? But we know where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.” So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know. I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. ~ John 7:1–2, 10, 25–30
Lord, thank You, that just as no one could lay a hand on Jesus because it was yet his time, You have a plan for my life and no one can change that plan. Often I don’t understand the plan, but I know it is good. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.