Saturday, March 24
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
We are all familiar with the story of Jesus riding a colt into Jerusalem for Passover. It was told in all four gospels. Jesus had been out in the countryside with his disciples teaching the people, healing the sick, and even raising his friend from the dead when He determined his hour had come. Preparations needed to be made for Jesus and the twelve to celebrate their Passover meal. Throngs of people were following them and shouting Jesus’ praises. “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
How different the atmosphere would change in a few days when they will denounce him and call for his crucifixion. Will we forget our promises to love the Lord and keep our faith as we continue on the road to Jerusalem and on to Calvary Hill and Easter Sunday?
Prayer: Lord, be with us and strengthen us as we continue to study your word and praise you. Keep us from stumbling, and do not let our love for you falter.
Let’s get ready!
– Jane Strotman