There are a lot of things in the news this week, but I recently heard someone say that we should talk more about the things we love, than the things we are against.
It is the Sunday before Easter.
Christian churches all across the world recognize today as Palm Sunday, but my hope is that we won’t just go through the motions of where to eat this weekend or what to wear, but that we would study in detail what happened from this day forward.
How far we have to walk this Sunday, or traffic that will be heavier than normal, is actually an amazing thing.
Who knows what life – or how many lives – might be changed for eternity in just seven days?
No matter what issues we are passionate about, spreading the gospel and the saving grace of Jesus should be the most important.
All of these other things will one day pass away, and only one thing will remain.
The great I Am.
Although I have a lot of opinions about today’s society, if you come across this post or anything that I write this week, then I hope you walk away with a desire to find out more about Him.
Don’t let the noise of the world distract you from what God wants us to hear and see this week.
Oh, and the beginning of the end references our old life, before Christ.
It is the greatest thing you’ll ever leave behind.
Matthew 21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Triumphal Entry
21 When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 This [a]took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold your King is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on [b]the coats. 8 Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. 9 The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
Hosanna in the highest!”
10 When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth inGalilee.”