Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week as Jesus entered triumphantly into Jerusalem, cheered on by a crowd while riding a donkey. This moment fulfilled prophecy was recorded in Zechariah 9:9. This was a very busy week in the life of Jesus, there was a lot accomplished in a little bit of time. Jesus knew that His time had come and that there was still much to accomplish. But in all the haste, Jesus never forgot His purpose. Jesus didn’t allow what He was facing to turn Him around. He didn’t allow His feelings to get the best of Him, He would not let betrayal discourage Him, and He didn’t allow what others were or were not doing keep him from purpose. What He was sent to do and what He would become in the lives of so many was far greater.
As we proceed through this week, let us remember Jesus and the great sacrifice He gave for us. Let us be reminded of His single mindedness as it came to His faithfulness and obedience in spite of it all. How He overcame the world, let us adopt the same mind as was in Christ Jesus. Let us be diligent in every undertaking for the Father. Our time on this earth is far spent and one day we will be called home. We too need to accomplish much for God in the little time we have. Stay faithful to the calling, make every moment matter, and keep your hand on the plow until the work is done. Stay on the battlefield until the battle is over. Our work is not done until we hear those life affirming words, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler of many things: enter into the joy of your lord.”
Be blessed and be encouraged!