Dr. W's Reflections...

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Thank you for believing in the vision and mission of First Christian Church of Allen. During this time of hunkering down, I’m thankful that I get to be in a foxhole with you. Thank you for all the ways you are working to encourage each other and to keep our church family “connected.”  


During this “Holy Week,” I encourage you to pray, to read your Bible, and to share the love of Christ with others. I encourage you to use the “Holy Week Prayer Journal” as a devotional resource. During this special week, I will continue to send out Daily Prayers as well as devotional thoughts. Regarding Facebook Live gatherings this week: (1) There will be no Wednesday Bible Study this week; (2) We will meet for a “Holy Thursday” service at 7:00 p.m.; (3) We will meet for intercessory prayers on Good Friday at 10:00 a.m.; and then (4) We will meet for EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP @ 10:00 a.m.  


Let’s remember–we have been blessed to be a blessing! And so, as we continue to pray for God’s deliverance, God’s healing, and God’s revival, let’s keep praying for an Easter kind of miracle!  


The Lord be with you,


Wyatt


“I resolve to live in such a way that the light of Jesus Christ will rise up and be revealed by me.”


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THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY (Matthew 21:1-11)    


“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest heaven!”  


It’s called the “triumphal entry.” Why? Because when Jesus entered Jerusalem on this first “Palm” Sunday, it was a parade that had been planned from all eternity. And because of God’s foreordained planning, it was, thankfully, one parade that couldn’t be cancelled!


You and I are faces in the crowd of this parade. We are invited to celebrate again today because Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the One who comes in the Name of the Lord, has entered into the sanctuary of our hearts and homes. And just like Jesus needed that donkey for a sacred purpose then, Jesus invites you and me to join with him for a sacred purpose now. In joining this parade, you and I can now join our shouts of praise with the “hee-haws” of that donkey. So let us shout out our “Hosannas!” to Christ and let us call out to the Lord to “save us.”  


When Jesus entered Jerusalem then, many people were prompted to ask: “Who is this?” But thankfully, since Jesus has now entered the sanctuary of our hearts and homes, we know the answer: “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” This is why we celebrate!