Sunday, March 28, 2010


"The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him..." (John 12:12-13 NKJV) Jesus goes into Jerusalem with throngs of fans waving palm branches. On the surface, it is a great day for Jesus, a triumphant march into the city. And, it is. BUT, Jesus knows what is ahead of Him that week...a betrayal, persecutions, beatings and whipping, and ultimately death... and He will feel alone through the worst of it. It is both the best and worst week of His life. It is also the best and worst week for God too. God loses His only begotten son, but saves the rest of us in the process. It is their choice. In order for us to live, and be freed from sin, Jesus has to die in our place. Choices are not always easy! But, God is a doer not a talker. He loves us sooo much that He acted on that love, and saved us from sin and death. He didn't just say wonderful things, He followed through with actions. That is the way we should be. We should be as passionate about our faith and love of God. Not just talk about it, but acting on it consistently. It's one thing to get up, profess your faith, and quote scripture aloud. It's another to show compassion to those in trouble and help them time after time AND expect nothing in return. That is what Jesus did... ultimately paying with His life. We need to show our love for God with passion and with action. That is our example. Love, Beau