It’s Palm Sunday today and I worshipped with my dad at my family church. Keep clicking below for my Sunday style as well as my take on the Sermon for today.
What I wore
I took a break from wearing pieces made from Nigerian designers and went in a totally different direction. I am wearing a white dress with deconstructed edgy details from one of my favourite online retailers, The Asos White section of Asos. They make really gorgeous clothes. I teamed it with a polka dot head piece and black suede sandals from my wardrobe.
Todays sermon was themed: THE HUMILITY OF CHRIST
It’s Palm Sunday which can also be called Passion Sunday. It is the week spearheading the final agonising journey of Christ to the cross. Jesus rode on a donkey in triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Luke 19:28-40 says it all:
28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”[a]
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
One of the biggest lessons to be learnt from this is the humility of Jesus. He chose to ride on a lowly Donkey to Jerusalem. He was treated so shabbily and he endured and waited for the appointed time.One of the greatest desires of every Christian is to be like Jesus and also to be blessed by the Lord. The more humble a man is before the Lord, the more he will be rewarded, the more humble he is before men, the more he is taken for a fool.
Humility is often regarded in a not so positive light by people. Pontius Pilate was reverred and greatly feared in the bible. He was certainly never admired for his humility.The Humility Jesus exhibited in this instance, is referring to a Godly posture of the heart.We have to be completely comfortable with who we are in God alone and not on worldly desires and pursuits. A truly humble spirit is tough to attain. Constantly immersing ourselves in the word of God shall equip us with the saving gift of Humility.
Most times we often think of humility in relation to how we think of ourselves. This defeats the purpose of Humility. Humility is putting our neighbours needs before ourselves as well as putting the Lord first in all we do. We should always measure our humility in relation to how we think about others and how we regard the Lord.Humility should not be equated to low self-esteem. We love ourselves but we love and care about our neighbours and the Lord more. Putting them first always. That was the humility Chirst showed us and one we should always strive to achieve. If we could earnestly achieve even a 30% of this, the world will be a much better place.
James 4:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
1 Peter 5:5 New International Version (NIV)
5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another
A humble heart and spirit is a great foundation for building your relationship with Christ.Most times we struggle with comparing ourselves with others, struggling with staying relevant with our colleagues and work place, trying to ensure we are in the right position in society and completely forget what our focus should be; Caring about our neighbours and putting the Lord first in all we do;Regardless of how lowly it may make us seem. Worldly pursuits and cares should really not matter. Christ stooped really really low to conquer.
Let us humble ourselves completely to his will.God does not need noise to accomplish what is significant in our lives. Let us put our trust in him implicitly, he shall make it all perfect at his time. Let Jesus come into your life and cleanse you.
As we go about our activities this holy week,may the same mind be in us that is in Chirst. May our lives be worthy examples for others to see, admire and follow!