Jesus enters Jerusalem for one reason, to submit to the cross. “I lay down my life for the sheep,” He says (John 10.15). As He enters, Mark’s gospel records, “And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields” (11:7-8). The people divested themselves, removing their coverings, the articles that hide their “shame” (to borrow from the Eden account). They let the King of Glory sit upon their coverings, to trample over their shame.
As you enter Holy Week, what will you divest yourself of? Is there shame that you are willing to reveal, to let God sit upon it, to trample across it? You’ve got 1 week…to look deep, deep within yourself. 1 week to say, “Lord, enter into the royal city of my heart and remove my shame.” You need to know, that whatever stands between you and something as big as salvation or as small as praying more, can be remedied by Jesus. But, will you welcome Him into your life and lay down your shame? That’s up to you. Just know, it is what He has come to do.
Bless you this week and know that I’m here for whatever you need.