What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast. There is no one like our God; He’s the light in the darkness, He’s the hope to the hopeless, and the peace to the restless. Is He the God of THIS city? Our children’s choir opened up worship with song, giving us a glimpse of their Children’s Musical for May.
Our message this week was a continuation of Luke 19. This week we looked at verses 28 through 44. Messiah the King: Christ’s Triumphal Entry. Our lesson looks at Jesus, as He enters Jerusalem. He tells His disciples to go find a donkey colt, and not just any colt, but a very specific one: one that was unridden and tied up somewhere. They were told what to say if anyone questions them. This would be the same colt Jesus rides in on later that day. As He enters the city, the crowd welcomed Him by placing coats on the road. They were shouting His praises with loud voices. These same voices would later yell, “Crucify Him!” As He enters, the Pharisees chastise His disciples, but Jesus tells them, “If they become silent, the stones will cry out.” As Jesus approaches Jerusalem He begins to weep over it when He sees it. “Oh Jerusalem, if you only knew what’s coming. You did not recognize the time of your visitation.” In other words, you didn’t see me coming, nor did you accept me. You had been warned, yet you didn’t listen. Isaiah had foretold His coming eight centuries B.C., and Daniel, during the fifth century B.C. The people of Jesus’ day had heard, but did not listen; they saw, yet did not believe. Have you heard God calling you? Have you heard His name, yet not called upon Him? Life is not a game of “Hide and Seek” with Jesus. When He says “Ready or not, here I come” it will be too late.
If you do not have a place to worship this coming Sunday, Easter, we invite you to join us as our choir leads us in worship with the cantata, “In Christ Alone”.