Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Unconditional Praise

     Sunday was Palm Sunday. It was the day that Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem. He was met with a massive crowd that waved palm branches and proclaimed praise to their new king. Palm branches were something that was done to honor the kings. The people publically announced their exhortation of Jesus. They expected him to become their ruling king and they wanted to show their support. However, those feeling quickly faded when they realized He was not going to show His power like they wanted. Their cheers turned to scorn. They did not get that He was about eternal needs not about their present wants.
     How many times do we criticize these so called followers of Christ? Do we act any different? Do we praise the Lord publically but when He doesn’t perform for us the way we want, we complain. Our praises fade!
     Do you give Jesus your unconditional praise? If you do then wave you palm branch loudly and publically and proclaim to this world the glory of our Lord and Savior.

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed in the king of Israel”
John 12:13

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