Sunday, 1 April 2012
Palm Sunday's message for you
We have all had Palm Sunday moments in our lives - tasting the applause of the crowds, feeling the glow of appreciation - basically, basking in life. We are all happy to enjoy these moments, but when our 'Palm Sunday' quickly moves to the betrayal of the cross, we are not so chuffed anymore. However, our litmus test comes in how we handle the changes in our lives. Do we give up, or can we see God's bigger picture in these situations.
"Practically everyone has known the taste of Palm Sunday, the sweetness of success and popularity, and nearly all of us have tasted the bitterness of Good Friday, of failure and rejection. What saves us from an endless round of ups and downs, what frees us from the tyranny of events over which we have no control is our commitment to press forward in obedience to God -it is trust in God's love to bring about Easter morning, - knowing that the meaning of life is to be found in the knowledge and love of God,- and in sharing that knowledge and love with those who accompany us on the way." - Rev. Richard J. Fairchild
Living in Grace