Scripture for the Fifth Friday in Lent

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. ~ Luke 7:25-30 (ESV)

Lord, thank You for Your plan—the plan for eternity that included Your plan for Jesus’ life and Your plan for my life. Open my heart and mind to hear Your voice and follow Your plan. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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