Palm Sunday


Palms waving in the air and spread across the road as a man on a donkey rides by,

Assuming the position of spectators, we look on as he passes by as others shout “Hosanna, Hosanna, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”

Looking to Him to save them, they sing their praises and give Him their gifts of palms and coats strewn along the way.

Moved to bowing, some sense something special and different about this man on the back of a donkey.

Sent to us on the back of a donkey, this man arrives in the places where we live our lives.

Undeterred by the lack of real understanding on our part this man rides into our lives seeking to know us and to be known.

Near to us as he rides in, we sense that there is more to this man on the back of a donkey than first thought, as he enters our lives.

Doing for us what we could not do for ourselves, he rides toward rejection, humiliation, pain and a cross, on the back of a donkey.

A look of sadness is on his face, this man on the back of a donkey, as he pauses outside and cries over our unbelief.

Yearning to his father, he cries over the lack of understanding that we exhibit, even as he longs to gather us to himself. This man on the back of a donkey loves us more than we can fully know. He rides in to us, individually. What will we do with this man on the back of a donkey?

The Path Continues…

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