This year I would like us to imagine we are with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem for the last time. We are going to the Holy City for Passover and to fulfill prophecy concerning Jesus’ atoning death on a Roman cross.
Luke follows Mark’s basic outline for his Gospel, including this final Journey to Jerusalem. Luke announces the beginning of the trek this way:
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51)
What follows is a travel narrative, taking Jesus and his band about 10 chapters to arrive in the holy city.
In Mark, this is a single chapter, chapter 10. This is the one we will follow with a blog for each of the six Sundays in Lent and a seventh blog for Easter Sunday. I invite you to join me as we make the journey to Jerusalem with our Lord Jesus, a journey of destiny and fulfillment. It is the beginning of the final days of Jesus’ life on earth, days that changed human history forever.