John 12:12 ” On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. Took branches of palm trees ,and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Jesus is interested in your long term joy, not a quick fix answer. This is what happened on Palm Sunday as they all gathered together, they were all there for the Passover. Jesus the Messiah came ridding on a Donkey exactly as prophesied over 400 years ago by Zechariah. The prophecy was fulfilled. This shows us that God had a plan to rescue His people from the beginning, He knew that man would fall, He knew that man could never keep the laws. Our purpose in life is to have a relationship with God. We were created by God for God. God not only has a better plan He has the only plan, He has the perfect plan for your life. He loves us so much He wants us to live with Him forever and forever. The Jews were looking for a King to rule on earth to deliver them from the Roman government, they were tired of being second class, tired of being abused, tired of having no money, tired of not being free, life was just not good. What is going on in your life that you would like to have a new start? what have you been praying for that you want God to do? what do you want God to rescue you from? He will do it, but not the way you think He should. God has a better plan. Jesus came to rescue the Jews, But He was looking long term, He came to rescue them from there sins, He came that they may have life forever to live with Him. He came to make sure that you and I could go to Heaven. He came to conquer death. Sure God cares about your daily living, He cares about your joy and peace on earth, He said I will give you the desire of your heart. Jesus was born to die, that`s how much He loves us. Jesus is concern about our soul more than He concern about your love life on earth. Matthew 16:26 ‘ What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul.
The Jews shouted Hosanna and 7 days later they said kill Him, because they did not understand that Jesus had a better plan for there life. When God close a door, when someone walks out of your life, when you lose your job just remember God has a better plan. We just have to hold, God is coming to your rescue. Trust God He knows what you are going through, His timing is perfect. That is why the Bible says walk by faith not by sight. Thank God, sometimes His plan does not feel good, the plan is painful sometime. For a Diamond to become a diamond it must go through the fire. We will have some good days, we will have some weary days, but our good days will out weight our bad days. Roman 8:31 ” What then shall we say in response. If God is for us. Who can be against us. He who did not spare his own Son. But gave him up for us all. He will graciously give us all things along with him.
God has a better plan. In our so called bad days, God said I will never leave you or forsake you. Philippines 4:19 ” And my God will supply all your needs. Paul said in Romans 8:18 ” I consider that our present suffering are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
2 Corinthians 4:17 ” For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far out weighs them all, so we fix our eves not on what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal. Do not sweat the small stuff, God has a better plan.