"So from that day on they made plans to put Him to death" (John 11:53).
Sunday morning in church the children and I practiced saying the days of the week: "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday...." I taught them, then, that while every week is special, only one is called "Holy Week," and it's almost here!
According to the above verse from John, the seventy-member Jewish Council, or Sanhedrin, made plans to put Jesus to death. They were not the first. Long before, God made plans to give and sacrifice His Son for our sins.
The question now is, Have you made plans?
Holy Week is the heart and highpoint of the Christian year. Everything moves either toward it or away from it.
Take time this week to make a plan. Plan to attend the special services. Plan to invite a friend to go with you. Plan extra Scripture and devotional reading at home. Plan to turn off the TV. Plan possibly to see your pastor for individual confession. Plan to clean the house on Holy Saturday in joyful preparation for Easter!
Plan to be strengthened in your faith and love.
Make a Holy Week plan, for it's almost here!