Posts Tagged ‘Final insults to Jesus’ body’

John 19:31-37 On Their Schedule or His?

(What God sets in motion can’t be stopped, and His plans are always awesome!)

Jesus has breathed His last. Those watching knew it the instant He departed from them but the religious leaders didn’t stick around to witness His final moments. Instead they went to try and hurry things along. They wanted to stay on schedule for their Passover celebration.

John’s account of the day confirms for me that Jesus was indeed killed at the time of the Passover sacrifice. This would also explain the religious leaders’ absence at the moment of His death. They first went to Pilate to speed things along and then went to perform the annual sacrifice. Read more »