Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jesus' Parade

As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, Jesus sent two of them on ahead.  “Go into the village over there,” He said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”  The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. They brought the donkey and the colt to Him and threw their garments over the colt, and He sat on it. Matthew 21:1-3,6-7 (NLT)

What was Jesus feeling on Palm Sunday?

This was His parade. The people praised Him as the Messiah and begged for deliverance. (Today disciples would distribute bumper stickers and lawn signs) For the first time Jesus allowed their worship, telling the Pharisees that if the crowd was quiet, the stones would cheer.

Was Jesus smiling and waving? 

Jesus knew the religious leaders felt threatened by His ideas and popularity. He knew the crowd expected a military/political king who would end their oppression. He knew they didn’t recognize the Messiah they worshiped.  He knew what He faced in the coming days.

Jesus wept saying “if you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you! But now it’s too late.”

When we ask God to show us the way, should we instead be asking for better eyes to see the Truth already in plain sight? When we ask God to speak, should we instead ask for better ears to hear His voice?

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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