“Because you did not know the time of your visitation.” — Luke 19:44b
I remember my house as a kid, we always had a cake in the pantry. My Mother would say, “You never know when someone might visit.” It seems today social media has put a damper on visitations and face to face conversations. Now, if someone knocks on the door it would almost seem like an inconvenience. I watched a YouTube video recently that compared a knock at the door today and another from 40 years ago. It portrayed a visit today as intrusive and annoying, kids playing video games and parents hoping the other will answer it. 40 years ago, that same knock sent the kids running to the door with the parents walking behind with a smile and a welcoming posture.
Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem casts the picture of both. Those that welcomed Him as if it was what they waited their whole life for, and others who were annoyed and found it intrusive. The later where the ones who should have known of His coming. They’re the ones who should have remembered (Psalm 118: 24-26).
This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now, I pray, O LORD;
O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
I marvel at the excitement of those that responded to the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem. John records that not even the disciples understood what was happening, people laying down palm branches because of the awaking of their spirit.
“Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen” Luke 19:37
I find myself thinking, “What if I missed it, why did I respond to the call? I didn’t understand why I accepted Jesus, I just knew. Why me and not my two brothers? Why not the majority of my friends I grew up with?
I pray as this resurrection season comes upon us that we would have a passion for those that are missing it. That we would also not forget the great commission to go and make disciples.
I pray that we don’t miss the opportunities that God puts before us. “Don’t Miss It!”
Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, and serves with her as full time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily Quote: “Whom should we love, if not Him who loved us, and gave himself for us?” – Assorted Authors
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.