On 10 May 2021 I began to post a series on the words of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. I can’t remember why I thought that was a good idea now. I didn’t think it would take too long, but doing a series of readings like this is a great way to work out which post to write next.
10 May 2021. That was 49 weeks ago. If you follow this blog on a regular basis you will know that I only post these Scripture readings from Monday to Friday – so that is 245 posts since the beginning of the series.
As we approached Easter this year, I wondered how I was going to incorporate the holiness of Easter if I was to keep the series going. I thought perhaps I could have done two posts a day in Holy Week, but I did not want to flood people’s inboxes with extra posts.
But I should have known. If you have read the daily post for today – Friday, 15 April – Good Friday 2022 – you will have realised that it is Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane about doing His Father’s will rather than His own.
Only God could have done that! Only God could have brought us to the Garden on Good Friday. I know the next couple of weeks will still deal with the trials and the crucifixion of Jesus. But when I saw the reading for today I was deeply moved by the intimate involvement of God in these posts.
May those of you who still read them be touched too. He knows I write them. He knows who reads them. He loves each one of us so much. He cares enough to plan it so we have been able to spend a while in the Garden with His Son at this special time.
This was not me. Not my plan. This was God’s plan.
Only God …