Easter is a very significant time in the Christian calendar. It deals with the death, burial, and resurrection of JESUS CHRIST [ Hebrews 2: 10-18]
Jesus was born in the manger and his life’s journey led Him to the cross of Calvary where He gained victory over death. But prior to this let us re-live Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Imagine standing shoulder to shoulder by a dirt road.
The woman behind you is on her tiptoes trying to see who is coming. In the distance, you glimpse a man riding a donkey. As He approaches, people toss their coats onto the road.
Suddenly, you hear a tree crack behind you. A man is cutting down palm branches, and people are spreading them out ahead of the donkey.
JESUS’ followers zealously honored HIM as HE entered Jerusalem a few days before his crucifixion. The multitude rejoiced and praised GOD for “ all the mighty works they had seen [ luke 19;37]. JESUS devotees surrounded HIM, calling out” Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” [v 38]
Their enthusiastic honor affected the people of Jerusalem. When JESUS finally arrived, “ all the city was moved, saying ‘ who is this ?” [ Matthew 21:1].
Today people are still curious about JESUS. Although we can’t pave HIS way with palm branches or shout praises to HIM in person, we can still honor HIM.
We can discuss HIS remarkable works, assist people in need[ Galatians 6:2] patiently bear insults, and love each other [ all people ] deeply. We can live a victorious and joyful life by being at peace with ourselves, our fellow human beings, and with GOD through JESUS CHRIST.
”Then we are ready to answer the onlookers who ask, “ who is Jesus? ”
For God so loved the world, that HE gave his only begotten son.
That whosoever believeth in HIM, should not perish, but have
Everlasting life. [ john 3:16]
Suresh & Pratima Chandra Melbourne Australia.