From then on Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.
Matthew 16:21 (NLT)
Today is Palm Sunday, the day we the Church commemorates Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
This is also the kickoff time for Holy Week. It’s “go” time, countdown time; the big windup to Easter Sunday.
In the entry story, Jesus entered Jerusalem to fulfill his mission. He knew that he would be in mortal danger since his enemies, the powerful elites, were looking to kill him. Yet despite it all, Jesus went into the city to still meet the needs of the people, and even participated in the Passover.
We each have a mission to fulfill-to ourselves and to our fellows-that God calls us to. We have a mission to ourselves, for our individual lives. Where is God calling us to? What is God’s design for our lives? Are we willing to risk it all to go where Gods calls us? Or will we ignore that call and then later complain why our lives have no meaning?
Are we also willing to fulfill our place in the world to serve our fellow human beings? Are we willing to risk foolishness and ridicule to meet the needs of others? Or will we look to others-especially those in “leadership” positions?
Jesus did, knowing that he was going to very well get executed. At least we don’t have the threat of death today, so what’s our excuse?
It’s “go” time. God’s calling us to our place He/She designed for us. Let’s take that step today and do what God calls us to.
That’s all, my friends.