Our pastor’s sermon this Palm Sunday morning touched on contrasting agendas. It got me thinking about God’s agenda being so different than what the crowds were imagining on that somber day. Their thoughts were down to earth, they just wanted the King that God had promised would save them. God the Father had so much more in mind when He sent His Son to die. The blood of this King provides eternal life.
What was Jesus thinking as He road into the city? “I am God’s Passover lamb on my way to die.” The crowd will soon be disappointed, and the many will become few, until the day of Pentecost and the arrival of God’s Spirit. How can we forget? That somber day for Jesus God was meant for our joy. Remembering the day is to rejoice knowing God has truly saved us. “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.” (John 12:13 NASB)
“For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” (2 Corinthians 5:1 NASB) Believers in Jesus the Christ know we are saved from death because Jesus road into Jerusalem. This feeble old man is blowing the shofar calling your attention to the willing Lamb.