Palm Sunday

My reading this week will focus on what is often referred to as Holy Week, the week prior to and leading up to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

My hope is to glean at least one thing from the Scriptures of each day. So here goes.

Here we have the Triumphal Entry. A couple things stand out to me. First, the Old Testament prophecy and fulfillment. Zechariah, writing in 520 B.C., foretells exactly that Jesus would be riding a donkey, a sign of a peaceful coming, not a violent overthrow. Jesus came in peace. He brings peace. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!” 2 Thessalonians 3:16.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5–7

Am I looking to Him for peace in my life? Are you?

Second, the reception Jesus receives. They are laying their cloaks on the ground as the donkey carrying Jesus makes his way. It’s like a royal carpet. Like a sort of “red carpet” treatment. And the crowd is so enthusiastic. One pictures throngs of people jubilantly welcoming Jesus. It really is like a visiting king. Royalty has come to town.

But how is that going for me? I’ll admit that the routine and mundane nature of life can so overtake me that I don’t really wake up thinking about greeting King Jesus each morning as the King of Glory, and my King!

This Holy Week I’m asking God to rejuvenate in me that wonder of His providential care for the details (like the Zechariah fulfillment) of my life. And peace. I will be praying that Jesus will be my peace. May I look to Him to settle my life in Him. Last,I want/need Jesus to refresh in me by His Spirit the awe that hey, the King of Glory who watches over me 24/7 is in my life. Every day. All the time. May I welcome him as Royalty, because He is.

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I am a follower of Christ, changed from my old self, but not perfect by a long shot. Husband, father, grandfather. I’m thankful to be on God’s journey.