“His hour had come”—JOHN 13:1

Image“His hour had come for him to move out of this world to the Father.”—JOHN 13:1.

IT IS the spring of 33 C.E. Only a few weeks have passed since the Jewish high court, the Sanhedrin, took counsel to kill Jesus.

Learning of their plan, possibly from Nicodemus, a member of the Sanhedrin who has been friendly to him, Jesus has left Jerusalem and has gone into the countryside across the Jordan River.

On Nisan 8, six days before the Passover, Jesus is back in the vicinity of Jerusalem. He comes to Bethany—the hometown of his beloved friends Martha, Mary, and Lazarus—a place located about two miles [3 km] outside of Jerusalem. It is Friday evening, and Jesus spends the Sabbath there.

The next evening when Mary ministers to him using precious perfumed oil, the disciples object. Jesus replies: “Let her alone, that she may keep this observance in view of the day of my burial. For you have the poor always with you, but me you will not have always.” (John 12:1-8; Matthew 26:6-13) Jesus knows that ‘his hour has come for him to move out of this world to the Father.’ (John 13:1) Five days more and he will “give his soul a ransom in exchange for many.” (Mark 10:45)

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