"The Lord Has Need of It" Luke 19:28-40 (Palm Sunday)

Psalm 24 asks the repeated question, "Who is the King of Glory?" And the psalmist calls Jerusalem personified to welcome this King in. As we commence with Holy Week this year, we celebrate Palm Sunday by looking at Jesus donkey ride into Jerusalem from Luke 19. And although there is much about Jesus' Palm Sunday ride that speaks of humility and lowliness, there is also much about Luke's story that speaks of Jesus' authority and power. In so many ways, this Palm Sunday experience highlights the many ways that Jesus is the King of Glory. He commandeers what He pleases. He commands the worship of all creation. And, in a most unexpected move, He calms all our fears. All are invited to reveal in the King of Glory and consider what specifically needs to be placed in His hands.