Triumphal Sunday

Jesus is not who you think He is.

He does not fit into your simple little picture of who He is.
 
He’s not some “deity”, some “celestial being”; He is utterly the most awesome, terrifying, horrifying power you can’t even dream up, imagine, or pretend to imagine. He is more awesome, and scarier than you can possible imagine. He is not a lord, He is not a king, He Is THE Lord and THE King. Ultimate authority, Ultimate power, Ultimate being in perfect form and strength and wisdom. He is more than the best of everything, more than our eyes can take in, more than our minds can fake like we can imagine, more than our senses can process or even make sense of. He is the Epic, Eternal King of Kings and Lord or lords from all time and all places and all beings. He is not just a baby in a manger or this Jesus of Nazareth fellow. HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, and the earth will shake with His presence and the hills will melt like wax before Him.           
 
He does not fit into your simple little picture of who He is.
 

And this Jesus turned his gaze, set His face as flint and made His way into Jerusalem to put death to death. He would lay aside His majesty, His power and His dominion over death to end the eternal curse of sin brought upon men by their rebellion against Him.

But death could not hold Him. The grave, strong by all appearances, was rendered powerless against Him. Death had a short-lived façade of victory that soon gave way to the eternal reality of who our God is. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah cannot be defeated. He cannot be overcome or overrun or overwhelmed. There is no dethroning Him, there is no destroying Him, there is no denying Him. And there is coming a day when every knee of every being who has ever been or ever will be shall find themselves face to face with the awesome reality of who this Jesus really is. Tremble; be afraid. The earth shakes and the mountains are made low before the greatness of our God.

Don’t play the fool, your king comes to you gently, riding on a donkey. His arms are open and his hands are stretched out to you. What will you do with this king? What will you do with His offer?