Posted by: morgan1965 | April 17, 2011

It’s Palm Sunday: What Will You Do With Jesus?

Now that Palm Sunday has come in the Lenten Journey, what shall we do with
Jesus? What will you do with Jesus?

Palm Sunday, of course, marks the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The story of this event is recorded in the four gospels – Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19. Jesus entered the city mounted on a colt. The large gathered crowd “spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road” [Matthew 21:8]. Some of the people went ahead of Jesus, while others followed him. All of the people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest Heaven!” [Matthew 21:9] The people were excited and filled with anticipation and expectation.

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, however, the whole city was in turmoil. The crowds wanted to know his identity. Who is this?

Who is Jesus in your Life? What do you intend to do with Jesus in your life? Is Jesus simply a prophet, or is Jesus your Lord and your Savior?

The disciples of Jesus had to grapple with the issue of what to do with Jesus. Would they claim him or abandon him? Eventually the disciples claimed Jesus, but it was not until after his death, his resurrection and his resurrection appearances to them.

Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Now, that is something to shout about. Andre Crouch gives us some insight here in his song titled, “I Don’t Know Why Jesus Loves Me.” He wrote:

“I don’t know why Jesus loved me,
I don’t know why he cared.
I don’t know why he sacrificed his life,
Oh, but I’m glad, so glad he did.
He left his mighty throne in glory,
To bring to us redemption’s story.
Then he died, but he rose again,
Oh, but I’m glad, so glad he did.”

I give thanks for Jesus who entered into Jerusalem and died on the cross for our sins. This Jesus saves us from sin and death, because he died to set us free. Hallelujah.

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