Sunday, March 29
The Lord’s Day
Scripture: Psalm 118
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Today we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem (John 12:12–15), when the crowds welcomed him with palm branches and sang words from Psalm 118. Probably at least some of the same people who welcomed him on Palm Sunday shouted “crucify him” only a few days later. That fickle response—one day praising loudly and a few days later calling for Jesus’ death—reflects the fickleness in each of us.
Questions for reflection
1. How have you been fickle in your relationship with God? Which parts of Jesus’ ministry and teachings might lead you to reject him also?
2. What helps you return to dwell in God when you have been fickle?
You understand me through and through, O God. Be merciful to me when I love you one minute and turn against you the next. Forgive me and draw me back into your presence.
- - - By Lynne M. Baab, an author and PC(USA) pastor, whose latest book is The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry (lynnebaab.com)
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