"Split the sky with Your glory-Bring to life an awakening-Burn away everything that's not for You-Hear our voices crying out-We won't stop 'til heaven's come down-We won't stop 'til every knee bows to You-And all our hearts will sing is....Make a way for the King, the King is coming." The King is Coming The Newsboys
Two thousand years ago the news that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem swept through the city. Throngs of people raced to the outskirts of town, to a place called Bethphage, just to get a glimpse of the Messiah. The crowds ran ahead of Jesus and spread their garments, along with palm branches that they had cut, on the road before Him. Still others waved the branches while they shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!" (Matt 21:9) Today is Palm Sunday - the day we celebrate this triumphal entry into Jerusalem. This event was prophesied by the prophet Zechariah over 500 years earlier: "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." (Zec 9:9) The event is recorded in all four gospels. Many who read these accounts will come to the conclusion that although His entry into Jerusalem was indeed triumphant, the events that unfolded the following week were tragic. Yes, this just and humble Man who rode into town on a donkey would be tortured and executed within a week for crimes He didn't commit, but we believers understand that this Man Jesus gave His life willingly- no one took it. He was Triumphant! He offered His perfect life for our sinful one. "For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time." (1Timothy 2:5,6). Celebrate His gift of salvation and pass along the good news. There is a lost world that needs to hear.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1Cor 1:18
Pastor Frank Dodson