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Palm Sunday's Hope & Sorrow

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

Palm Sunday's Hope & Sorrow
Palm Sunday's Hope & Sorrow

Palm Sunday's Hope & Sorrow

Romans 16:25

25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages.

This is The Lord's Doing

There was no one, not any of our Lord's disciples that had any idea what was about to happen. Their worldview could not accept or understand what Jesus had been telling them all for a long time.

As Christ rode into Jerusalem he wept and as he wept his heart and soul sang the psalms.

Jesus quoted the Psalms more than any other scripture, he knew them by heart. It was the power of the Holy Words in the Psalms that brought Jesus to Holy Week — and to the cross.

Psalm 118 was coming to pass in the shouts of Hosanna and the murderous plans of the Jewish Leaders.

For the Jewish Messiah had come to make peace for the Jewish people and the gentiles as well.

Psalm 118:23

23 This is the Lord’s doing;

it is marvelous in our eyes.

God had allowed and permitted all that was happening to His Son, ordaining it through the evil of men that their evil plans worked for the good of ALL.

Luke 9:22

22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

The Flame of the Lord

Song of Solomon 8:6

6 Set me as a seal upon your heart,

as a seal upon your arm,

for love is strong as death,

jealousy is fierce as the grave.

Its flashes are flashes of fire,

the very flame of the Lord.

We seldom think of the spiritual warfare that was raging about our Lord as he rode into Jerusalem. Consider all the Demons and even Satan himself that lingered around them and all of the many legions of Angels sent by God that also stood by observing.

The love of our Lord was and is a love stronger than death and fiercer than the grave. The very flame of the Lord was a love so good, so enduring, high, broad and deep that it requires the very power of God even to comprehend it!

It is that same love for all of us that endures today!

Therefore we honor our King and with those from the past wave our palm branches to His glory!

Psalm 118:26, 28–29

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! . . . You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

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