This is a time of joy, celebration and yet it is also a time of sorrow and loss. You see, this was the day of the coming of the Lord. He came into the presence of the people, the victorious King of all kings and the people sang praises to His name and shouted Hallelujah and recognizing Him as the Messiah.
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!”
But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”
He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!” Luke 19:37-40 NLT
Such a fabulous celebration and, as it was foretold in the ancient texts, He arrived as the victorious Saviour, the mighty Son of God on a small colt. For it was written in Zechariah 9:9 NLT:
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.
He was lifted up as He should have been but, according to the prophecies, He was destined to be betrayed, brutalized and crucified beside the vilest of villains. The Saviour, victorious in life, triumphant over death. He died on the cross so that we would have victory over death through Him. He takes our sins upon Himself and, when we proclaim Him as Lord and Saviour and live for Him, through His grace, we will, one day, join Him in Glory. He went before us to secure our salvation in eternity. The victory won that day was meant for those who knew Him that day and for those who proclaim Christ as Lord of their lives today. Jesus paved the way for us all going forward into eternity. In that, we can truly celebrate.
This Sunday, we celebrate His love for us all in the lead up to Good Friday. We would love for you to join us either in person or online Sunday at 10:30 AM MST.
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