Triumph or Tragedy
28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ tell him, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”[a]
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
How would you describe your life Triumph or Tragedy? Most of us want to over come, we want to be victorious and we try to avoid tragedy like the plage. But when its all said and done when this life has been lived and its over will you have triumph or tradgedy? As we approach Easter Jesus enters into Jerusalem in what we call the Triumphant entry with cheers the carpet is rolled out. At the end of our lives where will we be heading what will be the culmination of our lives? Will we be found following Jesus heading towards the cross on a path of obedience doing the will of our Father? The cheers of the crowd are always temporary but the words of the Father “‘Well done, good and faithful servant!” are Eternal. There are many potholes in the road of life, its a bumpy ride for sure but with Jesus we know it will be one of Triumph.
Who are you looking for this Easter? My prayer is that you will find Jesus My Savior coming down the dusty road to meet you no matter where you are at.