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Day 1 – Sunday – The Triumphal Entry

Sunday, March 24th

Devotional written by Shawn Thornton, Senior Pastor

 

If we keep quiet

Our praise celebrates Who God is and what He has done; silence is not an option when responding to His greatness and goodness.

Read Luke 19:28-44

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As we dive into the narrative of the original Palm Sunday, as depicted in Luke 19:28-44, a profound scene unfolds — the Messiah making His entry into Jerusalem, not with the grandeur of horses and chariots, but with the humility of riding on a donkey. This moment, steeped in the fulfillment of prophecy, calls for a response from all creation. Jesus’ declaration that “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out” grabs our attention. It speaks of a world so in tune with its Creator that in the absence of human voices, nature itself would burst forth in praise – even the inanimate stones.

This imagery should strike a chord in our hearts, prompting us to recall the numerous instances when God’s grace has been evident in our lives. It compels us to ponder our response to Who He is and what He has done. Do we remain silent, or do our lives reverberate with the praises of those who laid their cloaks before Jesus? This Palm Sunday, let each of us examine whether we are fulfilling our call to lift up praise or if we are leaving it to the stones. If we keep quiet, the stones won’t!

Prayer:

Dear God, on this Palm Sunday, I feel like I’m right there, watching Your grand entrance into Jerusalem. I’m asking You, Lord, to stir this endless yearning to sing Your praises in me. You’ve done amazing things in my life, and for that, I’m grateful. I want my words, what I do, and the essence of who I am to be a grateful reflection of Your goodness and glory. Let my life praise You, not leave it to the stones. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

 

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