Pastor's Article April 02, 2023

Pastor’s Weekly Article
Last December Tammy and I took Hannah Kate to Disney as we have all of our Grandchildren when they turn 5. Out of all the rides and attractions it seemed to me that Hannah Kate’s favorite part was the parades that come down the streets of The Magic Kingdom. What she liked best about the parades were the characters that were riding on the floats. The truth is that none of those characters were as important as the one in the parade that is told about in John 12:12-13. 
Think about what took place in the city of Jerusalem about 2000 years ago. A King was visiting their city. People lined the streets of the city hoping to get to see the King. The King came riding on a small donkey, and as he rode through the streets of the city, the people waved palm branches and shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" 
I'm sure that you know who that King was, it was Jesus. Today is Palm Sunday. Today we remember the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the people cheering and waving palm branches. It was a day that marked the beginning of a week that would see Jesus cheered, then arrested, tried, beaten, and put to death on a cross. But as that week came to an end, another week began just as the previous week had begun, with a celebration. I can hardly wait until next Sunday!  What I really long for is when Jesus comes back to this world with another triumphant entry. Not on a humble donkey but on a white horse. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Rev 19:11–16.               Rev. Wayne Marcus, Pastor