This week we remember Palm Sunday as Jesus trekked through the streets of Jerusalem on a donkey. The people met him and waved palm branches and sang, “Blessed is the king of Israel!” In Jesus' humble way he knew his future was death and his celebration meant freedom for all who followed him.
He knew the road led to torture and sacrifice, yet he took the path anyway.
Why would this man who understood his destiny walk right into death's door?
Because he loves us. He knew he offered the only means to forgiveness and eternal hope.
Jesus death and resurrection offer a freedom like no other.
Freedom from the weight of worry.
Freedom from the love of material things.
Freedom from anxiety.
Freedom from the opinions of politicians and Hollywood stars.
Freedom from society's values.
Freedom to pray at any moment of the day.
Freedom from sin.
Romans 3:23-24 ...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Jesus is the only road to heaven. He gives forgiveness, freedom, and hope.
On this Palm Sunday weekend, know that Jesus died so everyone would have an opportunity to live in freedom. Praise the Lord for his Son!