Yesterday was Palm Sunday ”“ the day we remember the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
“Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David! Praise God in highest heaven”
(Mark 11:9-10, NLT)
We have all seen the images ”“ Jesus riding on a lowly donkey. The crowd around Him. The palms waving as He passes by.
The people had expectations of Him which would go unmet. They wanted Him to come and restore kingship, leadership to Israel.
His very actions were indicative this would not be. He had not come to be the military and political leader they were hoping to receive. No matter how big of a reception they were to give Him, He was not going to overthrow and take political action.
Their shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” were shouts for Him to save them.
Yet they missed the point and soon turned on Him.
Won’t you join me at W2W Ministries as we look at our tendency to be just like the crowd there so many years ago. How will we respond when we face difficulties or disappointment?