Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Are We Celebrating

Palm Sunday April 1, 2012
What Are We Celebrating
As Christians we celebrate Palm Sunday to memorialize Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We tend to forget what this season is all about.  We lose sight of what we are truly celebrating.  This season represents everything Christ did for us while we were yet sinners.
Jesus not only died on the cross for us but he endured three days in hell for us.  Now tell me if any other so-called savior would do such a thing. 
Matthew 21: 1 as they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent to disciples, 2 saying to them “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once he will find a donkey tied their with her colt by her.  Untie them and bring them to me.  3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them and he will send them right away."
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
see your King comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks for Jesus to sit on.  8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  9. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
"Hosana son of David !"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?"
11 The crowds answered "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."

Did they realize that Jesus was much more than a prophet.  In fact he came to this Earth in human form to die for our sins.
We live in a much different time and place than Jesus did, some things are universal and have no time for age.  Just like in the days of Christ we have people hungering for so much more than what this world has to offer.  So many of our young people are trying to find ways of instant gratification instead of  seeking out Christ.
Perhaps if we as Christians have the fire that our forefathers had we would see a different outcome.  Our children would know what we're truly celebrating when we celebrate Jesus’s death and resurrection.

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