Thought for the Week
I wonder if you are feeling in a bit of a spin with all the electioneering going on.
T h e re’s the Scottish Parliamentary elections, with the European referendum in June and possibly another Scottish independence referendum.
Argument and counter argument make decisions difficult as to who is telling the truth.
Different leaders, celebrities and television personalities are urging us to vote this way or that.
The people in the crowd that day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey must have felt like that too.
They had heard great things of this rabbi - he had healed people, he had spoken up for abused women and for children, yet the religious leaders of the day were against him, saying he broke the law( the religious law) and even that he was an imposter and a blasphemer!
His riding into Jerusalem on a donkey rather than a horse reminded the people of their Scripture which foretold that the Messiah would ride on a donkey.
Could this rabbi be the one they had been waiting for? Surely they should take up palm branches and shout Hosanna(save us now).
That was the Sunday. Five days later they were shouting for him to be crucified! Why was that? Because of false teaching and deliberate lies put out by the leaders.
How fickle we can be in our allegiances and how easily led!
As we come to celebrate that Palm Sunday, let us examine ourselves, our beliefs and allegiances and be sure that the choices we make today are based on truth and love and not on false teachings and propaganda.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Eastertide, Joy Weightman, Associate minister, Cambuslang Baptist Church