Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter
Palm Sunday -the Triumphal Entry.
Leading up to Easter was Palm Sunday, a time when the affections of the people were aspiring to crown Jesus as king of an earthly kingdom... Then a few days later, the same crowd was crying "Crucify Him" Mark 15:13.
Yet, the triune God had a different plan... Jesus was indeed to reign over a kingdom, but not one that they expected. Before being sentenced to the cross, Jesus told Pilate
"My kingdom is not of this world.." John 18:36
As Jesus bore in Himself the weight of the sin of the world he cried "My God My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
Matt 27:46 Then a little while later He said "It is finished.” John 19:30 The transaction was finished! This transaction, which begun in the darkness of Gethsemane, was culminated as the eternal Father looked down upon the precious frame of His Son, suspended upon the cross. A transaction, devised in eternity, which made it possible for the penalty for the sins of the human race to be paid in full! ...
After lying, three long days in the tomb, the Father raised Him! The resurrection of Jesus Christ was the demonstration that sins were paid for and that His life was released into the world! A saving, forgiving, redeeming and empowering life! A life that can control you and me, transform our homes, our relationships and the remainder of each singular existence on this earth! A divine life which may carry a soul, with confidence, into heaven as child of God!