Monday of Holy Week
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there. (Matthew 21:12-17 ESV)
Hymn ELH 281:1,7 O Love, How Deep
O love, how deep, how high, how broad,
How passing thought the love of God,
That Christ, the Son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortals’ sake.
All glory to our Lord and God
For love so deep, so high, so broad,
The Trinity whom we adore
Forever and forevermore.
Jesus, my Savior, thank You for lowering Yourself to become man and for fulfilling the Law in my place. Forgive my many sins and give me joy in knowing that those sins can no longer harm me. Amen.