Today is Palm Sunday, the day when Christians throughout the world commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as Messiah. The account is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, and in the Gospel of Matthew we find the passage where the people cried out Hosanna and then laid their cloaks and branches from trees on the road ahead of Jesus. The trees from which the branches were cut are presumably palm trees, thus we have Palm Sunday. Today’s post is not about trees though, it is about the manner in which Jesus entered Jerusalem, which is much more important.
“Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass.” – Zechariah 9:9 KJV
Jesus entered Jerusalem at the beginning of the Passover feast, the Passover itself being a type and shadow of His sacrifice that was to come later in that week. The people were in an uproar for two reasons…
It’s been five days since Sandy hit the east coast and we are still a long way from getting back to normal. Thank God for our first responders and all those pouring into the tri-state area providing aid to those in need. There are many who have lost loved ones and we still have multitudes without homes, without power, without heat, without food, without hot water, without gas and more.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 NIV
The recovery from Sandy will take quite some time and so let us not grow tired of helping those in need. There is something each of us can do, donating our time, energy and money. Here is how you can help, and how God will bless those who do help…
Oftentimes when asking someone why they may spend a lot of time doing a certain thing, the answer comes back that “it’s a labor of love”. There are many examples, and I am sure that everyone has their own labor of love.
“Labor of Love” – Bible or Not?
Find out the origin and meaning of “labor of love”. What is your labor of love? Would you mind sharing with our readers? For me, my labor of love is…