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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday Blessings

I am waiting to go into our Mt. Hermon Christian Writer's Conference Palm Sunday Worship service. The setting here is amazing and can quickly bring you back to the majesty and wonder of God.

I wonder what Jesus was thinking as he rode into the city. Everyone was so excited to see him. Palm branches spread out before him. The people were full of hope and were sure their time had finally come. Surely there would be peace. Surely this man would lead them to a better life. Surely the son of God would not require more pain.

Jesus knew different. Jesus knew that life had changed, that he brought hope but that the road from despair would be long and hard. The road he was now pointing to would be filled with thorns and rocks, blood and tears. Were they ready for this? Can any human ever be ready for hard work and disappointment? He would be God's example of hope for any endeavor we encounter. Not only would he bring salvation, he also brought hope for the human challenge.

As we reflect on all the events of Easter, let's take a look at our hopes and dreams. What plans do you have for the future? What is God's purpose for your life? What dream is still unfulfilled? Jesus is waiting to take you on a journey. A journey that will produce great things in your life.

Join him today in the celebration that He is the author of bright futures. Take him with you as you go for the dream!

God loves you,


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