Mt 21:9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying : “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!”
Today begins Holy Week, a week of reflection on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
I’ve been thinking lately about what it must have been like for Jesus during his triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Was he excited about sharing God’s word with the citizens of Jerusalem? Or was he sad and troubled, knowing that in a matter of days, the same people who proclaimed him as their Savior would put him to death? All because he wasn’t the kind of Savior they expected? Jesus didn’t need to come to a city whose leaders were openly hostile towards him. He could have left – gone back to Nazareth and lived the rest of his years in peace.
Yet He pressed on.
He knew how important it was to share God’s word, no matter what the cost.
So many times in our own lives, when the going gets tough we turn and run away. Instead of asking for God’s guidance, we take matters into our own hands, try to change our fate and make the outcome better. If we really stop to think about it though, the hardest struggles in our lives – the ones we had to face – made us stronger people. When we put our fears in God’s hands, it might not get easier, but we know He is with us no matter what.
With His love, all things are possible.