During the Lenten season, staff and church leaders will share a daily devotional. Please join us on the journey.
And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the ground. As he was drawing near- already on the way down the Mount of Olives- the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebukes your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you if these were silent, the very stones would cry out!” Luke 19: 36-38(English Standard Version)
Peggy Black – Stephen Minister
Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem marks the beginning of Holy Week for Christians. All the “Hosanna” and joy of this Sunday will be followed by betrayal, denial, ridicule and suffering for our sins on the cross. By the next Sunday, Christ’s victory over sin and death will be celebrated! It makes one weak to envision the week ahead of Jesus and the disciples. God asks us only to be present in the moment; do not look back and do not rush ahead. God’s presences is enough.
Often, I get caught up in the rush of the day. Time flies, weeks and months flow into years. Don’t miss out on the joy of the present. Palm Sunday is a gift. Celebrate the “Hosanna” moment. For all the suffering ahead, the best is coming because God is present with us.
Pray: Heavenly Father, let us be present with you. Let us keep praising and blessing the King who came in the name of the Lord. And all God’s children said ,”Amen”.