Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
Good morning and happy Palm Sunday! This is a most unusual time.
Our Scripture text for today takes place in a most unusual time. Palm Sunday was a “once and for all time” event. My prayer is that Covid 19 is also.
Jesus knew exactly what would happen to Him in Jerusalem. It is one thing to experience tragedy when that tragedy is unexpected. It is something else to know the potential for tragedy and still move forward into dangerous territory.
Every day medical personnel, police, firefighters, EMTs and others go to work knowing they may people treat with Covid 19. They go to work knowing they might be exposed to the virus.
May God bless you and yours. God will see us through Covid 19. Goodbye and have a blessed Palm Sunday.
~Pastor Jeff Lowe