As we enter this Holy Week it’s a good thing to ask ourselves where we stand in our relationship with God. Palm Sunday reminds us that the reign of Christ is far greater than any other mind of man could ever conceive or plan. Man looked for someone to fight their battles in the present day world. Yet God had the ultimate plan of sending His Son to fight the final battle over death. This is the greatness of why we celebrate this week. Because of Christ's ultimate sacrifice, we can be set free of death.
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me will live even if he dies, '"John 11:25
Does he rule our lives? Is he truly the Lord of our lives, Lord in the sense that he directs our actions, our words, and our thoughts? Does the Lord of lords rule every corner of our lives; not just a small part but every part – our family life, our work life, our church life, our leisure life?
As Saviour he has committed himself to us, and as Lord he wants us to be committed to him.
But if we are honest, often we are like the people of Jerusalem – sometimes we are all excited about Jesus being our saviour and king, but there are other times when our faith has grown cold (at best lukewarm), and we find ourselves distant from Jesus. Instead of Jesus ruling our words and actions we find ourselves so self-focused that sin rules our lives as our words and actions hurt others.
When this happens this is a time for repentance – turning back to Jesus, his love and forgiveness, and his rule in our lives. It is a time for renewed faith and trust in him as the one who loves us, died on the cross for us, and calls us to be his people in the world around us.
We have a king who has done so much for us. Today let’s welcome Jesus with shouts of “Hosanna!” Let us welcome him as the Lord and King of our lives.
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna!