On that Palm Sunday so many years ago, our Lord Jesus entered Jerusalem to cheers and in triumph as the King of Kings. But this king was not arrayed in rich garments of splendor or riding in a gleaming chariot or carriage with magnificent horses. Instead he rode on a young donkey. And instead of entering across a royal carpet, it was one of palm fronds and clothing of average citizens, all eager to hear his message of hope in a life that was, for most, poor and hard.
Little did they know that this Day of Triumph would begin a week that would end in sorrow and tears as this Man-God, this Jesus of Nazareth, would be put to death on the following Friday by leaders of the synagogue who saw Him as a direct threat to their wealth and power.
The reason for His coming to earth in human form would soon play itself out and, in so doing, the entire future of mankind on the earth would change. His message would be spread to the farthest ends of the earth and despite horrible torture of many of his followers and their death, others would pick up the work and continue onward as it does today.
We modern day Christians owe our lives to Jesus Christ and His Father who love us and want us to spend eternity with them when our days on earth are done. All we have to do is place our faith in Him and believe in Him. If we do that, we will live our lives for Him and earn a place at the Table of God the Father and the Son forever with the Holy Spirit within our soul. That is the real message of this Holy Week which begins today. Pay attention and accept His message and the gift of eternity is yours forever.
Dear Lord, Thank you for offering yourself as a human sacrifice so that we might live. Help us to never forget the importance that you bring to our lives if we truly live them for you. Be with us in our trials and difficulties and give us the strength to stand beside you and for you always. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Talk with Him, read the scriptures and know that He is always standing by to guide you in all that you do. And have a wonderful Sunday afternoon basking in the light of his glow.