Sunday, April 1, 2012

All flesh shall praise

Hub's truck is acting funny still, so we continue to share the Blazer.  He had to work this morning, which means Buck and I are absent from this morning's services (Beauty spent the night with my mom so she could attend Sunday school) but I look forward to going to this evening's services when Hub's gets home.

While I may not be this morning's services, I am enjoying this rainy morning's peacefulness and rest.  I am also reflecting on the fact that today is Palm Sunday and the verse that I've been memorizing this week.

12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’[a]
The King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13)ohn 12:12-13

and this week's verse is Psalm 145:21

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.

Palm Sunday gets its name from Jesus' "triumphant entry" into Jerusalem on a donkey; the crowd parted and laid palm leaves in his path.  The crowd that shouted "Hosanna" would just a few days later shout "Crucify Him". 

One day in the near future, Jesus will once again enter Jerusalem, but not on a humble donkey, but as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:11-16)

 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[e] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[f] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[g] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

One day everyone will know that the Lord, He is Lord, and every knee shall bow and (like Psalm 145:21 tells us) every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2: 10-11).

Maranatha! Even so, come Lord Jesus!

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