I’ve often wondered what song Jesus sang as he made his way to the cross.
IT was Passover, a time period to be remembered as holy, put aside for God’s people to celebrate how death passed over them during their exodus out of slavery in Egypt.
IT was Jerusalem, crowded with individuals who had come to celebrate in the Holy City. Many people would have made arrangements to set up camp outside of the city during their stay. Most likely the disciples had set up camp at the Mount of Olives in an olive grove called Gethsemane, translated as “Olive Press.
The disciples and Jesus sang as they made their way to Gethsemane, after they had shared the Passover Meal, which we know as the Last Supper:
After the meal, they sang a psalm and went out of the city to the Mount of Olives (Mark 14:26, The Voice).
IT was the Jewish tradition to sing six Psalms, chapters 113-118, after the Passover meal. Did they sing Psalm 118: 21-24?
I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, and You have become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
IT was the story of Jesus.
Jesus sang for all of humanity as he faced the battle on the cross. His song echoes through the centuries, telling the story of what God has done.
IT’s a powerful moment in time, a picture of God singing over us as described in Zephaniah 3:17. I’m thankful for the Song of Life covering my family, friends, and all of humanity.
Celebrating the day with the Song,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)