Palm Sunday, a day of the Triumphal Entry ~ Singing Hosannas to the King, and happily laying palm branches and garments along the path as Jesus rode into town on a donkey's colt. But that is just the prelude...Jesus knew the mission ~ that we was coming to die. I've taken a excerpt from a message from Dr. John MacArthur expressing the mission and that Jesus was in control ....it was the Heavenly Plan.
"The King Comes to Die
John 12:12-17Now by the time we come to verse 12, it's morning on the next day. During the middle of the night Judas has already plotted with the leaders of Israel to betray Jesus. It's only now a matter of finding the right moment at which time Judas can betray Christ into their hands, point Him out, tell them where He is so they can capture Him. But Jesus is not a hunted criminal. Jesus is neither at the mercy of Judas, nor at the mercy of the leaders who want to kill Him. Jesus is no criminal to be subjected to a plot, He is in absolute control of everything that's going on.
Now He knew it was time to die. The time had come not when the world decided He would die, but when He decided it was time to die. And incidentally, along that line a little footnote, the Sanhedrin, the Jewish leaders, had not wanted Christ to be crucified during the Passover time because they did not want unnecessarily to stir up the multitude of people that would have been present. They would much rather have waited till after the Passover when it was a little quieter and that way handle Jesus. But Jesus did it in His own time and forced the whole issue, brought about the whole thing in order that it might happen exactly on the Passover day, fitting that when all the other lambs were being sacrificed, the One true Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world would be sacrificed on the very same day that all the rest of the sacrifices were going on. So Jesus was not at the mercy of the plots of men, but rather was bringing about the forcing of the issue of His own death so that it would happen on a day when He planned it and God planned it before the world began, not when the Jewish leaders decided it would happen."
If you ever feel like your life is out of control, that other's are making decisions for you. Remember this passage and know God has a plan. He had a plan for our salvation and would NOT be detoured. He has a plan for us, a plan not to harm us but to give us a future. And after this short life...an eternity in Heaven.
BLESSINGS FOR A WONDERFUL HOLY WEEK