Palm Sunday

All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. Romans 8:22 MSG

“Hosanna in the Highest”, the crowds shouted. Most were already crowding into  Jerusalem for Passover. Most were amazed at the wonder worker, Jesus. Most were anticipating the tables flipping on their socio-economic plight. Most were bandwagon fans… given what we know of the same crowd who only five days later shouted “Crucify him!” And yet Jesus allowed them to shout. Perhaps he knew their thirst. Perhaps he knew their longing. Perhaps he knew that death would not be the final word either.
Today, as you prepare for worship, think of what you are longing for. Think of what you fear losing. Imagine what more God could have in store than simply your own dreams for the future.
As you meet others this morning ask one or two people what they anticipate. What is at birth within them? What else might God be up to in our midst?