Sunday, March 28, 2010

unmet agenda.


they fell on their knees and worshipped Him... laying down palm branches on His feet... they proclaimed Him King.

the same people that welcomed Him into Jerusalem... were going to be the same people that would shout "crucify Him" a few days later.

they had an agenda behind their praise. they wanted Him to be King that moment and take the reign and rule that day.

He had other plans. He knew what that passage meant. He knew what was about to happen. He knew He needed to suffer and die the way He did, coz He had bigger plans. He saw the bigger picture. Jerusalem wanted Him to be King of their city. Jesus knew that this passage meant something bigger than just saving jerusalem. it was going to save the world.

the people that we're praising Him though, had no idea what was in store for the next few days. and when He didn't meet their plans and He didnt follow through with their agenda... one by one, people left Him... one by one they rejected Him.

because He didn't meet their self made dreams.
because He did things differently.
because He didn't do what they expected Him to do.
they stopped praising.
instead they cursed at Him and turned bitter.

i pray that God will keep my heart tender towards Him always. i pray that even if my own personal agendas and dreams don't happen the way i want them to, i will still continue to bow down and worship and praise Him. because He is worthy. even if He doesn't do things the way i want Him to. even if He chooses to not answer my prayers.

i know He sees the big picture. i only see the present circumstance. He sees my tomorrow.... i only see today. He sees future generations... i only see my present need.

and i will choose to praise and trust... because He will always know better than I do.