Shout-Out!

A weekly devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

For centuries the Christian Calendar has designated the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter as Holy Week or Passion Week. It is a time to reflect on the passion and experiences the Savior endured on earth before He would cry out “It is finished”. All four gospels tell of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the reaction of the multitudes as they placed palm branches on the ground and cried out “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the king of Israel.” Matthew, the former tax collector, makes a point of telling us that Christ’s entrance into the holy city took place to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah.

A week that began with the cry of Hosanna (God save us) closes with betrayal, scorn, and the execution by crucifixion of the sinless Lamb of God. Yet every detail of Passion Week displays the absolute sovereignty of God as the plan of salvation is brought to completion according to God’s timetable, not man’s.

This Passion Week take some extra time to think about Christ’s last week on earth and what He endured to complete the work that the Father had given Him to do. Then let us offer Him our worship because we know that no matter how our week maybe going we say, Hosanna, Blessed are we because our King has come!