He was welcomed as a king, then upon entering the Holy City, Jesus took charge. He first cleansed the temple-Don’t you know he had wanted to do that since he was 12! Then he set about healing the sick, restoring the lame and blessing those who would be blessed. This was catching the eye of the entire city, but, mostly the kids. It made the religious folks livid and indignant–they thought, who does he think he is…God!
The stage was set for the ultimate victory but, not what we would expect. We like his disciples thought this would be a clean takeover where Rome would leave and Jesus would run Israel. God’s plan was much grander. He was setting the stage for complete and utter restoration, not like the world would have it done, but, according to the plan drafted at the beginning of time.
God does not fly by the seat of his pants, he is not reckless or disorganized. He executed a plan that stands to his return. We, as a part of that plan, do not understand it always–but trust him to do what he has always done, provide for and protect his chosen. We know he is Lord and Savior and become joyful when the truth of that is revealed. We wait patiently to see what is next and joyfully follow. The story is again building toward the climax, are we ready to be part of the final act? Help me, Lord to follow your lead..
God Bless You
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.
“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”
The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.
“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,“‘From the lips of children and infantsyou, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.