This morning as I attended Church at Belgrave South Baptist Pastor Andrew shared the story of Palm Sunday. As I pondered this very special part of the Easter story I thought ‘how would I relate that to now?’
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—
riding on a donkey’s colt.
God predicts things in our lives, gives us visions of what is coming without giving us time frames. Imparting them so we can begin preparation for them.
Luke 19:30-31 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt? ’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it. ’”
At the top of a hill is BSBC at the bottom another Baptist Church. Imagine Jesus at BSBC telling His followers. ‘We need a vehicle, none of the ones here are suitable. But the Church at the bottom of the hill have one. Go there, get it and bring it to me. If anyone asks why you are taking it tell them: my boss needs it”
What sort of response would we get? Would we be brave enough to take it?
Luke 19:36-38 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him. When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen. “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven! ”
This story goes on to tell how some Pharisees told Jesus to rebuke the crowd for praising God.
Imagine this Praise Meeting was at the shopping centre just down the road from the Baptist Church at the bottom of the hill. Would I remain true to my commitment to Jesus, continue to Praise and follow Him or would I join the Pharisees in trying to stop the procession.
As we approach this Easter week let us all stay true to our commitment to our faith and give glory to God for sending Jesus to pay the price for our sin.