Welcome in Jesus’ name – Palm Sunday 25th March 2018
The Jews had always wanted a king, right from the time of Samuel. When Samuel and God tried to warn them that the kings would not be as they expected, they wouldn’t listen. They had been distanced from God for so long that they were desperate for the great things a king could give them. They were after a king who would give them worldly power. With a leader who took charge they would not be constantly invaded, exiled, and walked over. Surrounding nations would know the strength of God. The Jews were after a human king but what they got was a Godly king. So, what sort of King are we after in our lives? What sort of relationship do you have or want to have with Jesus and God? Perhaps for you God is a remote distant entity that doesn’t know you even exist, and you are happy that way – no pressure. Perhaps for you God is like a magic genie – lottery is bound to happen one day. What sort of God do you believe in? As we come to Easter week I pray that a king will be present in your life – not a human king but a godly king who walked a path of pain and death to make the way clear for you to experience the relationship of love given by Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
“Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna