Jesus gives us what we need
Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, is the start of the journey to the cross! As Jesus approached Jerusalem, He sent two disciples ahead for preparation. A donkey was selected for His ride into town (fulfilling Zechariah 9:9).
The Saviour entered the city with shouts of joy from the people that gathered. Cloaks and palm branches covered the road as the anticipated King arrived. Everyone seemed to be happy on Palm Sunday.
Sadly though, the tone would soon change as their hero would be arrested, tried, and crucified. In this arrival, the crowds wanted a Messiah who would give political and national rescue. Jesus had a better mission. His mission was to save sinful man and woman—by the gift of His own blood.
In our lives, we tend to sway back and forth from good days and bad days. If you are like me, you may wake up one morning with expectations on how the day should go.
I wonder what went through the minds of these folks gathered when they witnessed their hero fall later in the week? We can learn much from this story.
Jesus came to give them what they needed and not what they wanted! They wanted someone to rise up and give them power. Jesus gave up His power so that they could rise up over sin and death!
He exchanged His perfect life for their broken lives. He took the punishment of sin off of their souls and gave them eternal salvation. They needed that gift more than anything else in the world and so do we.
Today, cherish the Saviour in what He gave you.
You NEED Him above anything or anyone that may disappoint you today. You NEED Him for an unbreakable hope and future. You NEED Him for endless joy and mercy. You NEED Him for days in which you can’t celebrate.
He is eternally worthy to be celebrated! Spend some time in prayer today, thanking Him for coming to save you.
Why not join us next Sunday at Lagoonside Church in Knysna to find out more about the Saviour we celebrate!
Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an uproar, saying, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”