We all need a day off. Just like us in the last week of Jesus' life, he also needed a day off. And this was the day. For him it must have felt like the calm before the storm. Yes, believe it or not, even with the incredibly intense events of the past few days, Jesus' most intense days and hours were still awaiting him! I find that simply amazing. How much stress one person take?!
Oddly, the Scriptures do not clearly tell us what Jesus did on this day leading up to his crucifixion. Mark's gospel has one statement in verse one of chapter fourteen that says, "Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away..." Further in verse 12 of chapter fourteen Mark says "On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread..."