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Originally posted on TeacherMomAlways:
I was thinking about Palm Sunday today.
Matthew 21:6-11 “The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’
‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’
‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?’
The crowds answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’”
We know the story. A week later they were yelling for His crucifixion. The crowd sentiment had changed. How horrible!
But I am not sure I am much different…
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Are there days that you feel as though you are alone sitting in the middle of the ocean on an uninhabited island?
Then again, how many of us would give anything to go there right now!? But that is not the point…..
Have you ever been in the middle of a large crowd and felt more alone than if you were really in the middle of that ocean?
We have Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, text messages and instant communication that far exceeds anything we ever thought possible.
And yet, we often feel alone.
Why is that? Better yet, are we ever alone? Have we created our own environment of loneliness?
I am as guilty as the next guy with my cell phone and accessing all the communication possibilities within my grasp. My husband is not interested in any of those things, in fact as he says, he has a “dumb phone”…flip phone for that guy!
He makes a valid point.
It is much easier to access communication and relationships in that fashion. We can say what we want to say, but those verbal cues are missing. Which can be good….or bad.
It is so interesting that the very mode of communication that we seek within social media is available to us 24/7 and has been for years…our communication with the Father.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
He gets the non verbal cues, listens when we feel alone, knows when we are hurting, and we can access Him at any time of the morning, noon or night. He will never leave nor forsake you.
That’s communication I understand, although admittedly…..sometimes take for granted.
We must always remember that we truly never alone…HE is always with us.
*pixabay, NIV Bible, personal