Sunday, April 5, 2020

April 5 Palm Sunday

Jesus sent two of his disciples into the city to find a donkey colt and bring it to him. It was a few days before Passover and the city was buzzing with activity, and teaming with people who were there for the feast. Many Jews had heard about Jesus raising Lazarus after he had been dead for four days, and were turning and believing in Jesus. You could almost imagine the Pharisees faces when Jesus came riding into the city and the people shouting, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” waving their palm branches and laying their coats in the street in honor of him. The Pharisees were seething with hatred of him, and it overtook them so they couldn’t see who he was. It is quite sad to think that they missed a wonderful opportunity to worship the Creator while he walked the earth, something most of us long for. However, there was a plan, and though they were evil, they had a purpose, and God used them to bring about our Salvation. 

Though we are not together in church this morning, I want you to know that I believe this virus is bringing us together. Just this morning I was able to listen to a message from Pastor Ezekiel in Africa, as he was live streaming. He was speaking of triumphing over this evil, even though we must distance ourselves. I may have never been able to hear my friend preach otherwise. What Satan intended for evil, God used for good! I believe that is the message of the day. Satan intended evil to come from this virus, but God is using it for his good. We will worship Jesus, and honor him, whether we are physically together, or virtually together. 

If you put palm branches on your door today, please share a photo here, and post it to your page! It will be symbolic of Jesus triumphant entry, and we can be part of the parade, and honor him at the same time. Don’t be silent today.

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, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” Luke 19:38-40

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