“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” With cries and shouts, for more than a thousand years, the church has celebrated the triumphal entrance of Jesus into his city, Jerusalem. Jesus isn’t just the King of the Jews, he is the King of the Universe.
If you could gain the whole world, would you give up your soul? That’s a pretty easy question to answer for the veteran Christian. There is nothing more important than our soul. Where we spend eternity is far more important than anything else in life.
What lengths would you go to save a life? This is the question our medical professionals answer on a daily basis as they use heroic efforts to preserve the lives of people under their care. We praise God for the medical gifts he has given to our society! What lengths would God go to save a soul? That is the question we’ll answer as we watch the great physician in action!
“God forsaken of God who can understand it?” When Luther remarked on the complete isolation of our Lord Jesus as he hung on the cross, he struck a nerve. No one can possibly understand this because Jesus is the only one on this side of the grave who had experienced it. Because Jesus has, we never will.
Jesus may fall into the category of a look alike simply because he does so many things well. Never sell Jesus short on the one and only thing he can do – save us from our sins.
“What are you doing? What is going on?!” Why was a crowd pushing this man to the front. He didn’t know what was going on. He couldn’t hear. Jesus shows his compassion here by taking the man away from the crowd and healing him. This wasn’t a sideshow; this was a child of God who needed to be helped.