The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

Triumphal Entry Breaks the Internet

Unknown Egyptian Artist

Palm Sunday is a time for celebration and little kids in church distracted by palm branches and swatting their brother or sister over the head with a flimsy leaf.

But it also portends something else, something darker, something cataclysmic on the horizon.

It seems we can’t have one without the other. The same people who greeted Christ’s entry into Jerusalem also five days later were there shouting Crucify Him. So quickly our allegiances can change. It is easy to get caught up in a mob mentality—either of joy or anger.

Our hearts fool even us. Jeremiah 17:9, The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

The Triumphal Entry, if it does one thing, shows us that we can all be swayed. Our emotions tugged to and fro. It is only by awareness and seeking a steady heart we can continue. “My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.” ~Psalm 57:7

Though we cannot see around the bend and we cannot predict the future, and though there will come a time (Good Friday) when all seems lost, let your heart hold firm. Peace and love will triumph over the grave.

Jane Hertenstein
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