verse of the day

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Palm Sunday. [ Zechariah 9 v 9]

On Palm Sunday we are reminded that the coming of Christ and his saving
ministry is a fulfilment of the Old Testament. When Jesus met with the two people on the road to Emmaus [Luke24],after his death and resurrection, He
spoke to them, and reminded them how what had happened to Him ,was a fulfilment of the scriptures. He them gave them a Bible lesson,beginning with  Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the scriptures concerning Himself.[Luke  24 v27].So it is when we read of Jesus entering Jerusalem we have a fulfilment  of what was foretold in Zechariah 9 v9.His birth was foretold, the events of His life was foretold,
His death was foretold, His resurrection was foretold, and His coming again is foretold. When we think of Palm Sunday we are reminded of a number of things, yes its fulfilment, as declared by Zechariah, The righteousness of Jesus ,let us remember that He was without sin, and then we read, having salvation, the greatest need you and I have is to be saved, there is only one Saviour ,Jesus. Next we read He was gentle, He did not come with weapons of war, for He is the Prince of peace, He treated all with gentleness, we read in 2 Corinthians 10v1,of the meekness and gentleness of Christ. There He was riding into Jerusalem, the crowds where cheering and praising Him, but soon they would turn on Him, and cry crucify Him, He knew this yet bravely He rode on, to face His destiny, the cross, because of His love for you and me.

                                          A prayer
Dear God on this Palm Sunday, we  praise for your wonderful Son Jesus
who died that we may be forgiven all our sins Amen.

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