All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” Matthew 21:4-5
Oh, the paradox of Christianity! Jesus insisted that His grand entrance into Jerusalem would be as a peaceful Savior, even though the crowd wanted Him to enter as a powerful political Messiah. While the crowd couldn’t see past their Roman bondage, Jesus saw their deeper need of being freed from their bondage to sin.
I believe the reason many of us live in turmoil today is because we put Jesus in a box. We often treat Him like an idol, expecting Him to do things in a way that makes sense to us. When we treat Jesus that way we are only proving our ignorance of the fact that He is a Sovereign Savior who does everything according to His perfect will.
Palm Sunday is a wonderful reminder of this truth. It is only when we put our trust in Him that we will experience His peace deep within ourselves. He doesn’t always do things the way we think He ought to, but He does always do things the way that will bless you, and those around you, the most.
Join us this Palm Sunday as we open Matthew 21:1-11 for a special message titled “Triumphant”. God bless you all and hope to see you there!