Preparing to bloom…

Matthew 21:1-11 

Amplified Bible

The Triumphal Entry

When they approached Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples [ahead], saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and at once you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you should say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and without delay the owner will send them [with you].” This happened so that what was spoken by the prophet would be fulfilled, saying:

Tell the daughter of Zion (the people of Jerusalem), Behold, your King is coming to youGentle and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

Then the disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them, and they brought the donkey and [a]the colt, and [b]placed their coats on them; and Jesus sat on the coats. Most of the crowd spread their coats on the road [as before a king], while others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of Him, and those that followed Him, were shouting [in praise and adoration],

[c]Hosanna to the Son of David (Messiah);
Blessed [praised, glorified] is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
Hosanna in the highest [heaven]!”

10 When He entered Jerusalem, all the city was trembling [with excitement], saying, “Who is this?”11 And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.” (Bible Gateway)

Today, in the Christian church, is what is known as Palm Sunday. It is the day when Jesus rode in on a donkey and the people, while laying down palm branches, cried out Hosanna in the highest.

My husband and I bought a lot of flowers, seeds, plants, flower pots and potting soil today. We got dirty and began the necessary process of uprooting the old plants so that we could transfer them to a bigger pot. We also had to began the process of planting new seeds that will hopefully bloom and produce a harvest in the next few months.

As I was up to elbows in dirt, I couldn’t help but think about how Jesus was feeling, knowing the “Process” that must take place over the next seven days.

Jesus rode humbly on the road to his ordained time of processing. He didnt fight God or run from God. Jesus knew the plans of the Father, because he saught the Father’s face at every turn. Even though Jesus knew what was to take place he also knew it would not be an easy journey.

I silently asked God to search my heart. My prayer, “Father, please let my heart be sensitive to your processing. As I hold this dirt in my hand, I am reminded of where I come from and where I will return, in your perfect timing.  While Im here on earth, use me for your highest glory. Never let my agenda get in the way of your plan. To You, God, I give the highest glory. In Jesus name, Amen..

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