Celebrate Palm Sunday with branches
Like the ones His disciples laid
Across His path in Jerusalem –
A path on which our sinful debts were paid.
Let each branch represent
A deed you’d like to see undone.
Give all regrets to Jesus, and
Lay those sins upon God’s Son.
He knew as He was riding in
Upon a humble donkey’s back
That He was headed to fulfill
His earthly purpose – that’s a fact.
With that triumphant entrance,
He willingly trudged Golgotha’s Hill.
Today Holy Week is beginning.
Receive its message. Heed and listen.
… Heart, be still.
I listened to the sermon in church this morning,
and as usual, I took notes in poetry.
Here is what I “took away”
from Rev. Jean Johnson’s message:
– reflections on Luke 22-23
Pageantry and wildly waving palm branches
Are not the acts that really matter.
Palm Sunday is about the difference
Between Christ’s commitment and our chatter.
People were involved as Christ entered
The city of Jerusalem to die;
But their focus soon returned home.
They forgot Jesus, abandoned Him without a cry.
Commitment is a hard road to tred.
It requires we stay when we’re through.
Stay beyond the time we think we’re done.
Tenacity’s hard for me and you.
Sometimes when we feel abandoned,
The emptiness of our heart makes room
For the One who never left us.
He is there through our joy and in our gloom.
Christ gave His all on Golgotha Hill.
He died for us, for our salvation.
We need to walk that path with Him;
Live the pain, know the cost, delay elation.
Our faith voyage leads through Jerusalem.
We must walk the way of the cross.
Walk in commitment to Calgary,
Suffer the insults, and know the loss.
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