Today was the game changer day in the life of Christ. If you have followed HIS story – yesterday was the day that Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem and was being praised and adored. But today everything changes.
But today changes everything. Yesterday exalted, but everything begins to unravel and by Friday the King that rode in on a donkey is nailed to a cross and everything changes.
Devotional writer, Roy Lessin, describes it this way:
There was a time when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in a most unusual way (John 12).
BUT there will be a time when Jesus returns to earth in a most unusual way (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
There was a time when He rode upon a young donkey (John 12:14).
BUT there will be a time when He rides upon a white horse (Revelation 19:11)
There was a time when He came as a Sacrificial Lamb (John 1:36).
BUT there will be a time when He comes as the Righteous Judge
There was a time when He came humbly and lowly (Zechariah 9:9).
BUT there will be a time when He comes to conquer and make war
There was a time when palm branches were cast before Him (John 12:13).
BUT there will be a time when crowns will be cast before His throne
There was time when people proclaimed, “Hosanna” (John 12:13).
BUT there will be a time when people proclaim, “Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him” (Revelation 5:13).
There was a time when the local crowds cried out His praises (John 12:13).
BUT there will be a time when people from every kindred, tongue, people, and nation, will worship at His feet (Revelation 5:9)
There was a time when a multitude saw His triumphal entry (John 12:12).
BUT there will be a time when everyone on earth will see His triumphal return (Revelation 1:7).
Life changes, and it can change in an instant.
Your job seemed secure, and out of nowhere you are dismissed because the company is downsized.
Your health was good, but then there is a diagnosis that changes everything.
Your kid appears to be doing well, and then you discover he’s using drugs.
You are heading to a fun event with your family, and you end up being hit by another vehicle, and everything changes.
The good news is that while life changes and curveballs come, JESUS is the same yesterday, today, forever (Hebrews 13:8). He may have ridden into Jerusalem yesterday, but Friday He will be nailed to a cruel cross for your sins and mine.
But in the words of the black preacher, “Hold on – its Friday – but Sunday’s a-comin!” And that will REALLY be a game changer.
Rejoice! Pray! Give thanks!
Bill Welte, D.D.
Written by Dr. Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
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This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10