Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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

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