ROAD OF PASSION

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It was over. Jesus triumphal entry into the holy city of Jerusalem ended like every day.  This man who was thought to be the King of the Jews, the Messiah, the Savior was paraded down a cloak strewn road in front of the masses.  He was just a man.  They waved their palm branches and shouted “Hosanna,” as their King rode by on the back of a lowly donkey.

A beast of burden was His mighty steed.  He was not clothed in glory, nor surrounded by guards and soldiers.  He came to the city to celebrate the Jewish Passover, but he came for more than that.  He knew in advance that His men would find the necessary animals prior to their going into the city.  He knew the precise words they were to use in obtaining them.  He knew the people would hail Him as King of Kings because He was not just a man.  He knew all this, because it had been told by the prophet Zechariah.

The Son of God rode on in victory before the victory was won.  He went through the city streets as His ancestor, David did many years before.  He too was hailed as a king and a conquering hero.

This mighty Jesus could have called down the mountains. He could have provided Himself with a majestic horse and all the trimmings that go along with royalty, but He chose to enter in complete humility.  He was a man, but more than that, He was the Son of the One true God.

I wonder what His thoughts were after that majestic ride through town.  He knew that this week was going to bring His personal suffering, torture and death.  Yet He willingly put His life on the line for us.  It was God’s precious Son who rode on in majesty.  He was the final sacrifice, which would bring communion back between God and man.

The season of self-reflection and repentance is over.  We now can look forward to Jesus victory dance over Satan and sin.  When we witness the cost, the scourge and the cross, the infinite punishment required for our forgiveness, the passion of God for His fallen creatures – we will be victorious too.

This week our focus should be on that willing sacrifice, the lamb without blemish, the Son of God and Mary’s Son, our King and our Messiah.

Let the journey begin.

“My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”  Jesus Christ

 

 

 

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to ROAD OF PASSION

  1. lynnabbott says:

    Amen! Thank you, dear Kathy, for offering us meditations that focus our thoughts on Christ during this week of remembrance! God bless you greatly, my wonderful friend! ❤ ❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you so much for your continued encouragement and love. I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter. May the hope of resurrection live in our hearts forever.

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