April 6, 2017Well, we are just days away from Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem one week before His resurrection from the dead. Jesus had come to save His people from their sin, but most did not see Him as their Savior, rather a nationalistic savior for Isreal over the Romans. He was at the height of His earthly popularity as he entered a crowded Jerusalem; everyone was there to celebrate their greatest holiday called Passover. So, as they saw Jesus entering the city, the people, including his 12 disciples, thought that Jesus was going to make a move to sit on the throne of Isreal. But they had it all wrong.
It says in John 12:16 “His disciples did not understand these things at first. However, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered…”.
Jesus is always active in our lives just as He was on that first Palm Sunday. He is operating at another level however, and at times we are just like his disciples, unaware of what is really happening or of the meaning behind it all. My lack of understanding in what is going on is not always a sign that there is something wrong in me or that I don’t have faith. I would ask you to consider that quite possibly the fact that you don’t understand what is happening around you but you still choose to follow Jesus is a sign that you do have faith.
It's Palm Sunday week and Jesus is as real now as He was when He rode into Jerusalem so long ago. Look to Him even beyond what you don’t understand.