The remembrance of this life journey taken so long ago can take on special significance in 2020. Let it minister to our hearts, our souls and our spirits. Prayerfully as we journey with the needs of ‘others’ through this extraordinary story which significantly changed our world, may it give us all renewed comfort and ability to STAND unflinchingly for our Saviour.
The palm was a symbol long before the days of Christ. Historically from the ancient past, other religions, other cultures, placed a significance on this humble plant.
The Macedonians believed it was a symbol of Victory, Triumph, Peace and Eternal Life. Even back then it was given a kind of sacred status.
Then one day it is recorded in the Bible, a Jewish man rode down a dusty road and the palm fronds strewn before Him, began the story of a soul-challenging, tragic, inspiring week and the story is never ending because it was His sacrificial death that made the way for all humankind to come to God in relationship with HIM.
THE RESURRECTION and later the coming of God the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, (This Holy God is now alive with us and in us.)
This opened the doorway for all the Promises of the FULFILLMENT of the Palm Frond journey.
VICTORY over SIN, TRIUMPH, PEACE. (even conquering over sickness, mortality and death.)
ETERNAL LIFE is the Hosanna! Promise at the heart of this week.
HOSANNA! HOSANNA! Save us!
HE HAS DONE IT!
While we prayerfully journey through the sorrows, particularly this present year, we look with faith and Hope towards the dawning of the VICTORY MORNING.
Even more this Easter than ever before let us REMEMBER and look with HOPE to the still to come PROMISE that this Saviour will return in the greatest TRIUMPH…..as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!
Blessings and Love to all!.