29/3/21 Day 35
TODAY'S VERSE: 29/3/21 Day 35
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem on what became known as Palm Sunday, no one missed what his actions where saying. Everyone from the religious leaders to the common person laying down palm branches knew that Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah referred to in Zechariah 9. This Old Testament text was penned around 500 years before Jesus stepped foot on the planet, and Jesus was fulfilling it before their eyes.
Holy Week is all about the same question the people of Jerusalem were asking that day: “Who is this?” Everyone has an opinion about who Jesus really is. Your answer to this question will determine everything for you. So how would you answer the question?
No serious scholars and historians believe Jesus never existed. Some people think Jesus was a legend, a good man who was elevated by the writers of scripture. Never mind all those writers where not only in agreement about who Jesus was but not a single one recanted their “lie” so they could live. Others think he was a liar who knew he was not God’s son, but claimed to be while simultaneously living out the most ethical life of any human being in history. Others conclude he was a lunatic who truly thought he was the son of God and convinced so many others, including some of the most respected scientist and philosophers of human history that he was in fact God. Others look back on the history of this holy week and have to conclude that Jesus was who he said he was: the Messiah who has come to set the world right again.
The real question is, will you simply go with your gut or whatever makes you comfortable, or are you willing to wrestle this life changing question to the ground: “Who is this?”
Pastor Nick Brannen
Jesus, if you are there, show us who you really are. Pave the path towards understanding what you have revealed about yourself. Give me faith to find you this week. Amen.