“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, (2) saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, 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 on them 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, “Hosanna to the 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.” Matthew 21:1-9
Hello everyone and welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…especially as we celebrate Palm Sunday…a time when Jesus was beginning His journey to the cross! My prayer today is that we will discover a deeper connection with Jesus; that will help us in our daily walk with Him.
There was a time…thousands of years ago, when Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem. As Jesus began to make His triumphant entrance, the people began to cut tree branches and lay them on the road before Him, while they shouted… “Hosanna to the Son of David.” This became a time, when the people not only acknowledged Jesus as Lord…but also, it became a time, when they humbled themselves before Him.
You know…maybe we weren’t there, to lay the tree branches on the ground and shout out… “Hosanna to the Son of David;” but we can do something even better today and that would be to lay ourselves down before Jesus. As Jesus passes our way…to love and care for us, as He did for all mankind…thousands of years ago; how can we do less than give Him our best, which would be to give our complete self to Him?
Many of us may have already given our hearts and lives to Jesus through salvation but can we honestly say that we have also given Him our needs and left them there with Him? I remember a time in my life, when I struggled with this; that is, until Jesus helped me to see how easy it could be, to give everything completely over to Him.
While closing my eyes, I began to see a big box on a table. As I removed the lid from the box, it was as if Jesus was asking me to place every need that I had within that box. Once, I had filled the box with all my needs; I then began to place the lid back on the box. After doing so, I walked the box over to Jesus and gave it to Him. From there, I turned around and walked away and left every need with Him.
You know…it’s so easy to say that we have given everything over to Jesus…that is until we see the problem standing before us once more. Don’t we realize that Jesus is all and everything we could ever need in life? Why do we find it so difficult, to trust the One, who has demonstrated such love for us?
When we look back…thousands of years ago, we see where Jesus’ journey led Him to an old rugged cross, where He would share an amazing love and forgiveness, for all mankind. How is it that we aren’t always willing to let Jesus take us beyond that time? In other words…Jesus longs so much to take us further on this journey with Him and display an even greater love, by providing and caring for us; but first, we must be willing to journey with Him and let Him go the distance for us.
Have a great Sunday & God bless so much!
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Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."