Holy Week – It’s on like Donkey Kong…
So we are now in Holy Week. As I journey through this part of the church calendar each year I try to place myself in the story. What would I have been thinking if I had been, say, Peter?…the following are some of my mind’s wanderings, written as if I were indeed Peter, disciple of Jesus:
We are now in Jerusalem. What an amazing weekend we just had. I have known for some time that Jesus is the long awaited Messiah (Mark 8:29)…the one who will rescue us from the oppression of the Romans and set the world right, ruling the world as king and restoring the glory of God to Israel. He asked us to keep it quiet – I guess it wasn’t the right time, but now it is for sure. Our whole journey has in fact been heading to Jerusalem for such a moment as this.
Sunday didn’t go exactly as I was expecting, but it was still very exciting. We entered Jerusalem – the king, coming into the city in which he will rule! I would have thought a war horse would have made a greater statement, rather than the donkey Jesus used (I don’t always understand why he does what he does) but the people didn’t seem to mind. They laid palm branches before him and welcomed him as the coming king anyway. SO EXCITING!!
We have been travelling with him for three years and now it is finally here – his moment…our moment. This is what he has been leading us towards. I made sure I had my sword sharpened the other day…you never know when Jesus might need me to use it.
I can’t wait to see how this week pans out…who knows?…by the end of it we might have a new king! Bring on the Romans…it’s on like Donkey Kong!