devotional post # 2059
Luk 22:1 Now the festival of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover.
Luk 22:2 And the chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they feared the people.
two million witnesses
When Cestius was governor of Palestine, he made a count of the number of lambs slaughtered for Passover. The count was 256,500. Since the minimum number to celebrate Passover was ten, that suggests that Jerusalem was filled to capacity with over two million celebrants. No wonder the chief priests and scribes feared the people. The most important event in all history was about to happen. There would be plenty of witnesses.
LORD, when we remember Christ’s death, we feel both shame and gratitude.