Once again, Palm Sunday and Holy Week are fast approaching. Once again, we remember Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem and the world changing events that happened as a result. On Palm Sunday, we remember how the rightful king, not only of Israel, but of all creation, rode into town with all the powers and principalities arrayed against him.
A number of years ago, the band U2 and blues guitarist B.B. King came together to do a song I often think about on Palm Sunday. It’s called “When Love Comes to Town.” The chorus of that song goes like this: “When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that train. When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame. Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down. But I did what I did before love came to town.”
The Good News is that Jesus didn’t ride in town in order to condemn and destroy – even though that’s what the world deserved. He came with the mission to destroy the strongholds of darkness. And he came armed with the most powerful weapon of all: love.
Hear the Good News! Love is coming to town – and there’s a place on that train for you!