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Sunday, April 1, 2012


"The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel.’

Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, ‘Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.’" John 12: 12-15 (NIV)

Today is Palm Sunday when scripture tells us that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey while the crowds waved palm branches and laid them in his path. Would you have applauded his coming to the City of David? Would you have waved palms? What about a few days later? Would you have called for his execution?

People are fickle. They worship a great leader, the Son of God, one day and they devalue him the next. One reason is because we don’t know who we are. How can we know whom we serve? And, how can we possibly understand the Son of God and God’s plan for His people when we follow the current passing crowd?

Let Palm Sunday be the day we led God do the leading. We are not going to understand why he is going here or there. We follow him each day because he is the only one who is worthy of leading. We celebrate him on Sunday because of who he is and for the love and grace he gives to all of us. Then, the next day, let us fix our eyes like flint on the God of the ages and His son, the Redeemer, and never waver from our gaze. Let us wave palm branches every day of our lives. Let us pray:

"God of all there was and is and will be, we bow before your precious name. We ask for a line in your procession that leads us home. May the palm branches we wave today, still be fresh and green tomorrow and each day that follows. Forgive us when we allow ourselves to be swayed like willows or branches from a palm tree. We ask for strength to stand firm, to bend to your every call but not to break. For these things, we owe you all praise and glory. In the name of your son, "Jesus, who rode into our hearts this day, we pray. Amen

"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."
Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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