In this sermon, I invite you to consider with me something that we can so easily overlook, when caught up in all the hullabaloo and celebration of Palm Sunday. While everyone was shouting His praises, what was that figure on the back of donkey, feeling as he entered though the Golden Gate of Jerusalem?
We know what was happening outside Garments are being thrown across the path of this donkey; Palm branches are being waved in praise; like a roll of thunder, the crowds start breaking forth in spontaneous shouts of praise and welcome! “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
We know what’s happening on the outside, but what’s going on on the inside? (Little did I know as I preached this sermon, “Palm Sunday Tears” tears were/would be shed on this day on the other side of the world, in Egypt, as two churches were bombed, killing 44 and injuring scores of others).
Listen along by CLICKING HERE or on the link below. (This sermon was preached at St John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday 9th April 2017). God bless.