Today is the first day of Spring .. ahh yes .. we all love the crispness in the air along with the hope we share .. that warmer weather is ahead .. and friends .. to top it off our hope today .. it’s also ..
Palm Sunday .. the day that Jesus made the tremendous statement that He is the Chosen One .. the King of kings .. the sovereign ruler over all the Universe .. haha .. the worshipers that day .. they had no idea the extent of this.. and maybe today .. we don’t either .. for the Sanhedrin didn’t believe it .. and .. the Romans .. they plain .. just didn’t care .. but yet .. it was the day that He Himself accepted the Kingship of heaven .. even knowing .. what the week ahead would bring .. think about it .. He entered Jerusalem riding a donkey .. simply .. in the name of a peaceful and sovereign God .. people were worshiping Him with excited and grateful hearts .. they welcomed Him out of their desire for a deliverer .. someone who would lead them in a revolt against Rome .. haha .. but .. that didn’t happen .. and .. when He failed their expectations and refused to go on this fiery revolt that they so longed for .. they turned on Him .. oh yes .. it was a glorious day .. yet .. within short order .. complete human rejection moved in .. for simply .. His crucifixion was calling .. and .. suffering awaited .. oh my goodness .. how my heart aches .. just thinking about what He was about to face .. His own Father would forsake Him .. and yet .. He knew all this .. and He still .. rode into Jerusalem peacefully on that donkey with each of us in mind .. He rode through the shouts of praise .. He accepting the anointing of Kingship .. and .. He withstood the most grueling of human torture .. sad but true .. oh but friends .. the story of His triumphant entry is one of variation .. and those variations .. contain pertinent direction for us as Believers today .. it’s a simple .. yet mighty story .. of the King .. who came as a lowly servant on a donkey .. not on a high prancing horse .. not in royal clothing .. but clothed as the poor and the humble .. He came not to conquer by force as earthly kings do .. but by .. love .. grace .. mercy .. and .. His own sacrifice for us .. His people .. for His kingdom is not of armies and the high falootin’ .. but .. of lowliness and servanthood .. He doesn’t conquer nations .. He conquers hearts and minds .. haha .. yes friends .. His message is one of peace with God .. it’s not temporary .. no way .. it last through eternity .. bottom line .. it’s when we allow Him to dwell in our heart .. that we too .. are filled with His peace and love .. and .. as His followers .. we too .. will exhibit His same qualities .. people loving people .. oh yes .. and friends .. personally I think .. that’s all the bottom line we need .. again and again and again .. oh yeah people .. Love Wins Period
“For this is the love of God .. that we keep His commandments .. and His commandments are not burdensome.”

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