Sometimes it's hard to know what note to hit on Palm Sunday. We've been in the season of Lent, where we've been trying to help people reflect more intentionally on the ways in which we miss the mark when it comes to serving God yet also draping everything against the backdrop of Christ's incredible gift of forgiveness and redemption. So here comes Palm Sunday with its parade and palm branches and hosannas. For a brief moment we cast aside the heaviness of the season and rejoice in our savior king. But the donkey upon which Jesus rode reminds us of his humility and perhaps points to the further humiliation he will receive in just a few short days. The way in which the crowd turned their cheers into jeers points to how fickle humanity really can be.
And so the final leg of our journey toward the Easter weekend commenced with a day of a worship which celebrated our Lord's entry into Jerusalem, but gathered us around the communion table where we considered the sacrifice where it all culminates. Here's my prayer from yesterday. May your journey through this holy week be one of humility, awe, and thankfulness.