Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief.
Not the most encouraging Scripture that the good times will be followed by sad times. Yet I suspect the disciples would suggest that Palm Sunday is the prime example of what this Scripture means. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was everything the Jews had been waiting for. The promised a Messiah, a Savior, someone to set them free. This miracle worker seemed to fit the bill so they welcomed Him with open arms. What a day that would have been.
And then Easter ...
No more laughter, only sadness.
No more joy, only grief. This is not what they expected.
I wonder if you have felt that way, that something good in your life happens, for the excitement to be dashed to pieces, and grief and disappointment take its place.
If that was the end of the story, it is a depressing picture.
But like the disciples, we don’t always see the fullness of the plans of God. God has given us His Word, which encourages us; Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
So, no matter what is happening in your life at the moment, God knows, and He knows the beginning from the end but also the end from the beginning. May you see with His eyes what He is doing.
And can I encourage you to come and walk this journey with us this Easter and be reminded of the goodness of God’s plan at work.