Tears and Triumph

Tears and Triumph

“Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey-riding on a donkey’s colt.’ ”   

Matthew 21:5


On that day…..the day we call Palm Sunday…..the Lord Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on a small donkey. As the ecstatic crowd welcomed Him thinking He was the one who would free them from  their suffering under a cruel and harsh rule, He wept.

“As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day

what would bring you peace-but now it is hidden from your eyes.’”    Luke 19:41-42


The Greek word for weep is  ἔκλαυσεν…meaning to weep aloud, expressing uncontainable, audible grief (“audible weeping”). He was sobbing; those around Him could have heard Him but the crowds were cheering.

Our Lord shed tears of grief and sorrow as He rode the small donkey into Jerusalem that day.


“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war. ” Revelation 19:11

“On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written:

King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” Revelation 19: 16


Yes, Jesus Christ is coming again and in complete victory and triumph. He will not be shedding tears. As the King of Glory, He will be riding a white horse….not a small donkey. He will establish His everlasting kingdom.

Wishing you a blessed Palm Sunday with praise to Him.

‘Til He shouts!




I first wrote and published this blog in 2015. The message is the same; it will never change, and will never grow old.

Show Me The Way


My New Year’s Resolution for March

Psalm 143:8


What are my first thoughts when I awaken each morning? Are they positive…..negative……hopeful…..fuzzy…..? Usually they are random, different each morning than the day before. Often my first thoughts are about what must be done that day….or of commitments I have made. At times I would like to start all over, sleep a little bit longer, then see if I can come up with lovely thoughts, thoughts that encourage me. Right here I’ll admit that many mornings my first thought is about my first cup of tea and maybe a croissant with marmalade.

Must my thoughts be so unpredictable, I ask myself?

I would like to awaken each morning with thoughts of my Lord Jesus Christ’s unfailing love. Wouldn’t you?

I have put my trust in Him, so I pray as did the Psalmist….“Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul”.

‘Til He Shouts!