Holy Week: God's love is constant
This Sunday is known as Palm Sunday; it is also called Passion Sunday. It begins when we remember how Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and people hailed him as their king, waving palm branches and shouting, “Hosanna!” But then the service changes rapidly. You see, within just a few days, that same crowd that shouted hosannas was screaming for Jesus to be killed. All of a sudden, Jesus went from being loved to being hated. Jesus knew that he was going to die, and this Sunday we remember how he responded.
What would you do if you knew that you would die tomorrow? Whatever you decided to do, that decision would tell a great deal about your priorities.
On the night before Jesus died, he had supper with his friends. He told them he loved them and he washed their feet. Then he went to pray. Jesus spent time with friends and he spent time with God. He taught us how to say goodbye with courage and dignity.
This world is crazy. As said in the movie Jerry Maguire, “We live in a cynical world.” One moment people adore you, the next they hate you. In the end, the most important relationship that you have, and the only relationship that will not change, is the relationship you have with God. God loves you. God will never leave you. God’s love is constant. It does not change. No matter what hand the world deals you, God’s love never changes.
So let us remember all that Jesus did for us, both on Palm Sunday and on the days to come when we walk in his footsteps to Golgotha and beyond. Christ died for you and for me. Let us never forget what he did for us.
May God bless you in this holy season.
In Christ’s love,
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