This is the passage we know as Jesus’ Triumphant Entry. We celebrate this event on Palm Sunday.
As Jesus walks toward Jerusalem He gives instructions to two of His disciples to go and prepare for what is about to take place. He tells them to go and borrow a donkey and bring it Jesus to ride. As Jesus rode through, the people laid down their garments on the road for him and shouted, “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” Those words would forever ring in their minds:
As Jesus gets to Jerusalem, He begins to cry. He is moved by the lostness and deception of the people. He longs for His people to “understand the way to peace”. He tells them of the destruction that is coming because of their unbelief.
This is a moving scene:
Today people will call Him King and bow down – soon they will shout “Crucify Him!”. How do we do the same thing – praise Jesus on Sunday and take His name in vain when we’re angry with someone on Monday? We too often quickly vacillate from worship to apathy. But true worship of Jesus – recognizing Him for who He really is – is a life changing event. Maybe this says something about our worship.
Do you and I have a heart like Jesus? Brokenness for the lostness around us? Overwhelmed because we see people who are rejecting the very One who came to save them?
- Take a moment today and recognize Jesus for who He really is. Make a commitment to keep Him in that place in your heart all day.
- Ask Him to break your heart like His was broken for the people you will see today.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor