As Jesus rode into Jerusalem the crowds met him with exciting shouts of praise and acts of worship. The Pharisees asked Jesus to silence the crowd, but Jesus refused. Jesus replied that if the people did not praise him, "the rocks would cry out!"
Until now Jesus would not allow the people of openly worship him. He would tell them that "his time had not yet come". But now, on what we call Palm Sunday, as Jesus made his final earthly trip into Jerusalem before his crucifixion, Heaven allows the people to openly praise Jesus. They place their coats and palm branches before him and shout, "Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord"!
Yesterday, we as a congregation joined with the crowd and worshipped Jesus! We sang, we applauded, we laughed, we rejoiced, and we worshipped! Praise God, what a day!
Let's not allow our excited worship to be limited to only Palm Sunday. Let's keep that attitude every day. Let's do it again today!
Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Carico is the Lead Pastor of First Assembly.