Today is dubbed the “Resurrection Day,” because in retrospect, today would be the third day since Christ was crucified and buried, but when the women entered into the Sepulcher to search for him, he was not there! So they were confused, but two angels appeared, and said, “Why seek the living among the dead? He’s not here, but is risen!” (St. Luke 24:1-6)
Because he lives, you can face tomorrow; because he lives, your sins are forgiven and your fears are gone. Your life is worth living, just because he lives. Happy Easter!
Today, Christians around the world are celebrating Palm Sunday. This celebration marks the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. Palm Sunday begins the Holy Week, which ends on Easter Sunday.
Mark 11 denotes this message, “When they came to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples, and said unto them, go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.”
When you explore the message in Mark 11, you can see that Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is something to be excited about. This is so, because, although His time was drawing nigh where He would be tortured and died on the Cross, the victory that would be gain, would be greater than the pain. Today, sinners can have a second chance because of this great victory. This reminds you that when you are going through your darkest moment, you should rejoice, because the victory you will gain, will ultimately be greater than your pain.
Have you been struggling and seeking the answer you need to find peace and deliverance from whatever situation you are facing in your life today?
Has the devil been feeding you with negative and defeating thoughts to make you believe that you will never overcome your struggles?
The answer to your struggles is just a distance between your knees and the floor. Prayer is a powerful resource that you can utilize to find the peace and comfort you need to get you through whatever situation you are struggling with.
You might be depressed, confused, exhausted and hopeless, but Jesus encourages you in the Scripture, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
If you pray and trust Him by faith to give you the answer you have been waiting for; then there’s nothing too big for God to handle. “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie ten Boom
I will share a story with you that explains the moral of money and richness.
One day a rich Dad took his son on a trip to the Village. He wanted to show him how poor someone can be. They spent time on the farm of a poor family. Dad asked, “Did you see how poor they are? What did you learn?” Son said, “We have one dog, they have four, we have one pool, they have rivers, we have lanterns at night, they have stars, we buy food, they grow theirs, we have walls to protect us, they have friends, we have encyclopedias, they have Bibles.” After heading home, the son said, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.”
It’s not about money that make us rich,
It’s about simplicity of having God in our lives.
So next time you think of considering how poor you are, consider how rich you are in Christ. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) KJV