Not What We Thought!
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Today marks the beginning of Holy Week.
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the people were full of anticipation. The word traveled fast of His arrival for Passover. Jesus’ fame had spread. People were clamoring to see this miracle worker.
Think about it. You’d want to see such a person yourself and even hope he’d do a miracle while you were there so you could see it for yourself. You’d want to see if he was for real.
Since it was Passover, there would be hundreds of thousands of people from all over the known world in Jerusalem. And in the midst of all of this was Jesus, the miracle worker and descendant of Israel’s great king, David.
This man appeared to be the long-awaited Messiah! This would be the perfect time to lead an overthrow of the occupiers, the hated Romans. You had the charismatic, miracle-working leader, you had thousands of people to overwhelm the opposition. The glory of Israel could return! But Jesus didn't do what was hoped for!
Five days later He was killed and buried in a tomb. Talk about depression! God does not always do what we think is so logical. He has something better in mind. It was true then and it is true now.
Don’t fret over what God hasn't done from your perspective. He does know what He is doing.
Like Jesus, our words should be, “Not my will, but thine be done.”