Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday

Jn 12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!  “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the King of Israel!”


First a few then gradually more and more joined in the excitement.  Most didn’t know who He was; they were just joining the crowd.  Those who thought they knew who He was didn’t understand.  We can’t fault them.  We tend to praise and sometime adore and worship people or things we don’t really know.  Look at various politicians, sport’s stars and movie stars.  We are quick to be excited about being in their presence but we don’t really know who they are.  Then, when they fall off the pedestal we’ve put them on we are shocked and disappointed.  Today, on Palm Sunday, the question is, who is on your pedestal?  Is it some movie star or sports star or is it you?  There is only one Who will never disappoint you.  That is Jesus.  He alone should be on our pedestals.  He alone is worthy of our praise.  Are you going to church on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday because it is the thing to do – others are doing it?  My prayer is for all of us to really know Who Jesus is.  He is our only link to God the Father, the Creator of all that was and is and is to be.  It is only through God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that we can have eternal life with God.  But, just saying we know Who Jesus is doesn’t do it.  We must get to know Him on a personal relationship.  As we get to know Him we find we love Him more and more and want to worship and praise Him more and more.  Welcome the King of Kings today.

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