FROM THE PULPIT: Jesus works according to God's, not people's, will

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 09:00 AM.

●Why didn’t he heal so-and-so like I asked?

●Why doesn’t he end world hunger and eradicate diseases?

It can be difficult to remember that Jesus came into this world to do God’s will, not yours or mine.

Just a few days after Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, people realized that Jesus was not going to do for them what they expected and even demanded. He was going to do his Father’s will.

How did they respond?

In anger. They nailed him to a cross and watched him die.

How many different ways do we still crucify Jesus today? One is by turning away from him. Pouting when we don’t get our way. Ignoring him six out of seven days a week. Claiming to belong to him but do nothing to show it.

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