Lent 36 - God with us


 John 12:12-16

There is a profound truth that we discover in the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. It is the truth that, even when our expectations try to interfere, God is always with us. 

This does not mean that God is an innocent bystander who is lingering nearby to observe us and monitor our words and actions. God is with us in the sense that when we cry, God cries with us; when we laugh, God laughs with us; When our burdens are too heavy to bare, God carries our load; When we are too weak to carry on, God carries us.

God might not always arrive as we may expect or deal with our enemies in the manner that we would like, but God always shows up. 

If we can get past our small-minded, self-serving expectations that we place on God then we too can earnestly stand with God’s people and declare: “Hosanna! Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and Glory in the highest! Hosanna!”

Prayer: King Jesus, thank You that You are always with me. Blessed are You who comes in the name of the Lord. I am sorry for the times that I neglect to acknowledge Your presence. Help me to live in a way that honours Your presence with me. Peace in heaven and Glory in the highest! Hosanna! Amen.

Image Source: Mohamed Nohassi

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