Come and see the works of God;
He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.
Have you ever felt like you unknowingly distanced yourself from God? I know God exists, but God starts to feel less and less relevant as the pressures of urban life catch up with me and I am whisked away by the whims of the world. With deadlines of work looming and responsibilities catching up, suddenly I find that I’m not so close to God anymore.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and
forever.” (Heb 13:8)
I love to read the story of Jesus recorded in the four Gospels of the New Testament Bible. The story of Jesus is very real and dear to me. When Jesus spoke, it is as if He is speaking to me. His teachings are true and unchanging, for He said that “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matt 24:35). I also imagine that I was physically with Him, witnessing Him taking actions on various events and performing miracles on many occasions. I have firmly believed what happened then can also take place now, for Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
“So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.” (Exo 33:22)
After facing the crisis of God’s wrath for worshipping the golden calf, Moses asked the Lord to show him His presence to know whether He was still with the Israelites in the wilderness. God graciously granted Moses’ request and assured him, “I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand.” It shows God’s tender love and intimate relationship with Moses.
I said, “LORD, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.” (Ps 41:4)
God is the one who rules over the affairs of our lives. He meets us in our downcast state and pours out grace upon us. A crushed spirit is the shortcut to the throne of grace.
The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13)
As crowds gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover feast, they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. They went out to meet Him. The multitude shouted, “Hosanna!”, which means “save, I pray” (Psa 118:25). They welcomed Him as their king and savior. They took palm branches, which were symbols of victory among the Jews. They followed Him and cried out with shouts of praise. What a glorious and joyful moment it was for His triumphal entry into Jerusalem!