Scripture Sunday: On the Way to Jerusalem


Jesus, now well on the way up to Jerusalem, took the Twelve off to the side of the road and said, “Listen to me carefully. We are on our way up to Jerusalem. When we get there, the Son of Man will be betrayed to the religious leaders and scholars. They will sentence him to death. They will then hand him over to the Romans for mockery and torture and crucifixion. On the third day he will be raised up alive.” ~Matthew 20:17-19 (Message)



    • Sandra says

      Oh, I hope the sweet boy is better. I missed church today, too, because I’m staying with my dad after his nasty fall.

  1. says

    Love your Frederick Buechner quote! I’m reading one of his books right now!

    Happened by today through jumptandem and hoping to read more here, and maybe join you on still Saturdays in the future!

    • Sandra says

      That would be lovely, Emily. Thank you for coming by. Delighted to “meet” you.

  2. says

    I wonder. What would have been going through my head, listening to Jesus tell me he’d be killed and then he’d be alive? Who talks like that? Who else could have made such a claim?
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    • Sandra says

      I think I would have thought He needed more sleep. It’s in the looking back and remembering.

  3. says

    Beautiful as always.

    He pulled them to the side of the road to tell them… and I think, “Lord, pull me aside and tell me again, how love kept you going on that path to your destiny and mine.”

    Oh, what a Savior!

    • Sandra says

      It’s in our backyard, Caryjo, and I don’t know for sure. Maybe a sugar maple?