Monday, March 23, 2015

A Disciple on Palm Sunday

Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey – riding on a donkey’s colt. Zechariah 9:9 (NLT)

Palm Sunday certainly sounds like a party, doesn’t it?  The Message translates shout and cheer, raise the roof!

Can you imagine the disciples’ adrenaline rush as Jesus entered Jerusalem? 

This was a king’s entrance - a hero's welcome. A king rode a warhorse into war, but a king coming in peace rode a donkey. Their teacher was finally taking his rightful place.  The crowds were shouting Hosanna – “Save us!”

Can you imagine the disciples’ excitement as it all came together?  They were already discussing their positions in his court.

It didn’t seem to matter that He sat atop their dusty cloaks instead of royal robes.  The crowds were calling Him the Messiah and lining the road with branches and clothing as was customary before royalty.  And Jesus wasn’t shushing them about His true identity as He had many times.  At last He was openly declaring Himself the Messiah King and accepting their worship!

Can you imagine?

Were they confused when Jesus rode straight to the Temple instead of the government center?

How quickly did the crowd realize Jesus hadn’t come to conquer their oppressors, but to reign in their hearts?

Do we worship the King Jesus is?  Or the one we want Him to be?

Did you notice today’s scripture reference?  It sounds just like the Palm Sunday parade, right?  But Zechariah was an Old Testament prophet between 520-480 BC.  Jesus’ big entry fulfilled this prophesy.

These Holy Week articles would be perfect to repost on Facebook or Twitter or to forward through email.  Scatter seeds as the world recognizes Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter.

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1 comment:

  1. Great questions to ponder. Especially Do we worship the King Jesus is or the one we want Him to be?