Sunday, 9 April 2017

Will You Wait? (Part One)


My mind reminiscences on the disciples and all they went through in the course of the Holy Week (Starting from today, straight on into Resurrection Weekend). What a sequence of highs and lows this period was. It reminds me of Charles Dickens classic, “The Tale of Two Cities.” My favorite quote, from the book, being,
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” (Charles Dickens)
How so apt this was in describing the Holy Week, all the disciples went through, and seasons in our own lives. They had followed Jesus, because they believed he was the Messiah. In their understanding, they were looking forward to an EARTHLY kingdom. (Luke 24:21) No wonder Peter could not understand Jesus going to the cross. (Matthew 16:21-23; Mark 8:31-33) No wonder James and John wanted to secure their positions ahead of time. (Mark 10:35-40)

The climax of their expectation was Jesus triumphant entrance into Jerusalem (which we celebrate today). (Matthew 21:1-11) Just how much they thought this was it. He was finally going to take the kingdom back. He was going to sit on David’s royal throne. Deliverance has finally come. How epic it was for them? It was their best of times. Just how proud they must have felt being associated with Jesus.

What about you? How proud are you associating with Jesus?

Here is wishing you a very Happy Palm Sunday.

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