Verse 6

We joined with millions of Christians today in the celebration of Palm Sunday. I love Matthew's version of the story. We read it together - waving our fronds - shouting hosanna.

I was taken by the actions of the two "no name" disciples in the story. Jesus sent them into the city with a mission to accomplish. Matthew narrated their obedience in the following way: "And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them." Matthew 21:6 (KJV) They were sent. They went.

Jesus has commanded us to go. We have been sent. I think we would do well to imagine an invisible writer like the evangelist Matthew looking at our lives, deciding how to write the sixth verse. Would he be able to write the verse just like it was written in Matthew 21? We are the ones that are sent. At the end of our lives will we be the ones that went?

How will your 6th verse read? Think about it.

3 comments:

Gary Snowden said...

Good reflections on our obedience or lack thereof.

Matt Snowden said...

Gary,

Good to hear from you. I hope all is well.

Rick said...

Have you noticed how often the calling from God is the next step and not the whole picture? These guys weren't told to go so you can provide the Messiah the means of transportaion for a great parade. They were told to get a donkey.

He gives us instructions the same way. We are told to obey, and not to obey so the 'following' can happen in order to build the Kingdom. He didn't expound for Abraham, and He won't do so for me.

Excellent post.

Rick

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