TODAY WE revisit the accounts of Jesus walking on Sea of Galilee and feeding the five thousand, this time from the perspectives of Luke and John. We learn from John that the miracle of the loaves and fishes was so impressive to the crowd that they tried to take Jesus by force to make him king.
Since today is Palm Sunday, we also read the four gospel accounts of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We discuss Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree that was not in season–a metaphor for the Jewish religious leaders of the day, who rejected Jesus because he didn’t fit their preconception of what the Messiah should be.
This misunderstanding has, sadly, continued to the present day. Two thousand years later, Jews looking for the mashiach are still waiting for a mortal man to lead Israel to its rightful place among the nations. Thankfully, we read in Revelation that God is not yet finished with His chosen people, and there will be a remnant who recognizes God’s unique, beloved Son.
Please note: Since next week is Resurrection Sunday, we will take the week off and return Sunday, April 3.