Jesus comes to us new each day
By Herman Lightsey
“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
–– Zechariah 9:9, (also see Matthew 21:5, John 12:15)
The triumphal entry of Jesus riding into Jerusalem was predicted by Zechariah five hundred years before it was fulfilled.
But when Jesus arrived, there was a divided response. Some believed he was the savior; others would soon call for his crucifixion and call for the release of Barabbas who might lead a violent revolution against the occupying Roman legions.
During this pandemic it is easy to understand why people of faith question where God in all of this.
While this should be a time when we work together to reduce the impact of the virus, we pit ourselves against each other.
Democrat vs. Republican
Black vs. White
Christian vs. Muslim
Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated
We can no longer simply agree to disagree. You must see it my way or I must see it your way.
But Jesus wants us to love our brothers and sisters. He is ready to forgive our sins against God and our sins against each other
I challenge each of you to renew your commitment to men and their families.
Remember, this ministry is not about where or if men and their families attend church. This ministry is about where men and their families will spend eternity!
This Advent season is a time to remember why we celebrate and who we celebrate.
Jesus comes to us new each day.
Herman Lightsey, president
National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men