Palm Sunday

The disciples would have felt excitement as the crowds tore down palm branches to wave triumphantly when Jesus rode through the streets on a donkey. At last their Master was getting the recognition He deserved. But what did they know?

As Jesus rode along He knew only too well that in a couple of days time the crowds would turn against Him. He knew that in less than a week He would be crucified. And only Jesus fully understood what that meant. He would be carrying the weight of the sin of the whole world. He would be heard to utter the words, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’

When we want to know the future we should thank God that our eyes are veiled. All our futures hold good and bed things. The joys of today should not be clouded by the troubles of tomorrow. As Matthew 6:34 tells us, ‘Take no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.’