EASTER SEASON HAS BEGUN AND I AM SO EXCITED. Yesterday I was in Target with Jordan and we saw an adorable children’s book about Easter. At the end of the story, the kid bunny realizes that Easter is better than Christmas because Christmas is a birthday party while Easter reminds us that we get to spend forever in Jesus’ love. Honestly the cutest book ever.
In light of Easter, I wanted to start the celebrations a little bit early. Today is Palm Sunday, the day Jesus entered Jerusalem to celebrate Passover before His crucifixion. As He entered the city, people yelled and cheered:
And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” -Matthew 21:9
This chant has references to Psalm 118, so today I am going to explore psalms that help us understand Jesus’ life. It is honestly incredible that these texts, the newest of which was likely written 500 years before Jesus, so clearly point to His life and express what happened to Him. Everything from His ability to calm the seas to His rejection by the disciples was predicted.
Explore that link above to see the full prophetic picture, they’ve laid it out much better than I ever could.
Palm Sunday is confusing to me. When Jesus traveled towards Jerusalem did He know He was going towards His death? When He entered the city did He know how soon He would be condemned? I have to believe that He did. In that case, why did He go? Psalm 40 tells us that Jesus only desired to do God’s will:
Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”
Not only did Jesus do God’s work, He delighted in it. Would any of us have the courage to enter a city knowing that our actions would be dangerous, but also knowing that it would serve The Kingdom? How different would our world be if each person delighted in doing God’s will?
This Sunday I pray that each of us would grow in our courage to serve God. When we enter uncomfortable situations, I pray that we’d be able to act like Christ. Let us write God’s will on our hearts and delight in serving Him.