Palm Sunday April 5th, 2009

(from Lutheran Church of the Master’s monthly publication ‘The Mast’)

This Sunday observes the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jer usalem that was marked by the crowds, who were in Jerusalem for passover, waving palm branches and procaliming  him as the messianic king. The Gospels tell us that Jesus rode into the city on a donkey, enacting the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, and in so doing emphasized the humilty that was to characterize the Kingdom he proclaimed. The irony of his acceptance as the new Davidic King (Mark11:10) by the crowds who would only five days later cry for his execution should be a sobering reminder of the human tendency to want God on our own terms.


Are there ways in which you can see this tendency in yourself and the way you might often view the Living God as someone who will provide you with things that are not necessarily things that you need?