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

Tears

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.

Triumph

“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.

8 thoughts on “Tears and Triumph

  1. How eager we are for the sound of His trumpet!

    On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 7:26 AM Letters From Adele wrote:

    > Adele Bower posted: ” 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 Tears On that day…..the day we call > Palm Sunday…..the Lord Jesus Christ rode into Je” >

  2. Today in Sunday School we talked about the donkey and the colt and that perhaps they were both with Jesus as colt always stays so close to the Mother. One of ladies’ daughter has donkey on their farm and his name is Naz –short for Nazareth. We also discussed the reactions of the different crowds and about our own reactions to message Jesus wanted us to understand. Thanks to you and David for reminder of how much our Jesus did for us.

    • Kathy, thanks for the telling about your Sunday School class discussion today. Yes, Palm Sunday is a very special day giving us much to consider.
      We went to hear Keith preach this morning. It was a tremendous blessing. Thank you for reading our blogs, and commenting. Wishing you a blessed Holy Week and Resurrection Day.

  3. Hallelujah! I agree, Adele – “The message is the same; it will never change, and will never grow old.” Praise the Lord! Love, Alison

    • Thanks for reading my blog, Alison….and commenting. It’s a story worthy of being told over and over and over. Have a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Resurrection Day.

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