18 Apr God’s Will and Holy Week
“The great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet Him!”
On September 28, 1960 Ted Williams played his final game as a member of the Red Sox. At his last time at bat he hit a home run. This is considered one of the great games in Boston sports’ history. Today, a ticket kept from that game is worth over $1,000. Hundreds of thousands of fans say they were there. The funny thing is that the stadium was 2/3 empty that day and only 10,524 actually purchased a ticket. Many of them even left the game early!
Popular doesn’t equal important. That is true with everything, but even more true with regards to our faith. God’s will isn’t determined by what the majority of people find appealing at any given time. Holy Week is a time to reflect on this.
When the multitudes were at Jerusalem for Passover, throngs went out to greet Jesus as He entered the city. The reason they flocked to meet Him was that they thought He was there to liberate the city from Rome. This misunderstanding led to this same group of people turning against Him later in the week. By Friday, all but a few people had deserted Jesus as He gave His life for us at Calvary.
Let’s remember this Holy Week what matters. God’s will isn’t dependent on what we like or what is popular. God’s will is found in how we seek Christ’s forgiveness, love each other, and serve those in need. I invite you to take time on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday to spend some time alone to reflect on God’s will that led your Savior to give His life for you. Now, He invites you and me to love Him and serve others in His name!
I invite you to take time to listen to Passions, “Behold The Lamb” by Kristian Stanfill.