I figured it would be about the only time this week where I could get a few minutes to post – so here we go. It’s Easter, and as I type, we are at the beginning of Passion Week. It is surely a time of reflection – as it should be for all of us. Recounting the week’s events and placing ourselves in the midst of Jesus’ journey should be required of all His followers. It mandates that we search, seek, and saturate on Him; relying on the Holy Spirit to take us to deeper levels of faith, belief, hope, and promise.
With yesterday’s celebration of Palm Sunday and the entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem, with the Cross certainly on the horizon – I note from the record that Jesus didn’t linger too much in the shouts of praise and adoration. It may be something we miss or overlook. Yes, the crowds pressed in and drew near to Him (a scene that changed drastically by week’s end), yet, I have come to see that Jesus’ desire was to press forward. Though He certainly deserved all the praise and honor as Lord and Savior, He pressed on through the shouts of “Hosanna!” and all the fanfare, as short lived as it was, to fulfill His mission, to do His Father’s will.
This Passion Week, I just wonder if we do the same – if we take the same attitude and disposition that Jesus had and press on towards the goal. Do we set our sight and vision upon Him – Who is the author and finisher of our faith? – or, Do we stop and try to soak in other things? Namely, wordly accolades and notoriety? That is a question that faces us this Easter, this Passion Week. It is my deep and profound prayer that we, by God’s grace, will set our hearts on pleasing Him and becoming His will – individually, as a local church, and the Church Universal.
Sunday is coming…
Love and joy ~