So, once again two things happened recently that were quite profound for me. One was hearing the homily our presider at Mass shared after the stirring, dramatic, and so very tragic Palm Sunday Gospel reading. We are there as Jesus makes His triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. And we are there when it ends with His passion and death on the cross.

Father Showri told us that this story, this very true story, that will end in the true Triumph of Jesus’ life and for humanity, is an example of God showing us that we can trust Him. I have never deeply contemplated this perspective before. “I will be betrayed, brutally beaten, mocked, nailed to a cross that I was made to carry/drag through the streets with a jeering crowd pushing in on all sides; with their animal like cries for my death, ringing in my ears though I can’t really see them. With the blood mixed with sweat and tears in my eyes, they’re all a blur. And I will do that for you. I do that because I love you. That much. I will die for you. I will die to save you.” (And then He rose as He said. Thank God there is an Easter Sunday after Good Friday!) He has done all these things and that’s how we know we can trust Him…

If you have trust issues believing God hears you or that He loves you and is looking out for your ultimate good, look to the cross.

The second profound thing happened when I heard a new song. To those who know me, that won’t be surprising. I love my inspirational music! This song by Christian artist Danny Gokey, is a great complement to the homily. I am including the link to the audio version on YouTube. I urge you to listen to it. I heard him say that he wrote it for his kids. He has 4. One is still gestating in his wife’s belly, but will be here soon. It’s obvious he loves them as much as any parent ever has. But listen to the words; read them below. It’s the story of the Lord’s love for us. And this song fits perfectly with the Palm Sunday homily that I paraphrased above. It’s about a Father’s love for His children! Jesus, true God and true man, could have sung this song to us. Maybe He is, in the inspired words and music, the considerable talent He’s bestowed on Danny Gokey, who just wanted to write a song for his kids. It is that and much more.

Blessed Holy Week. If you haven’t talked with God lately, try it now. He is waiting to hear from you. He yearns for you; he thirsts for you. He said so from that cross He was nailed to…

Lyrics: I never dreamed I’d love this hard I would fall, I would fight to keep you in my arms You are a dream come true for me You’re the light in my eyes, and you’re wrapped around my heart You will always have this place Nothing could ever separate us I want you to know I’d go To the ends of the earth for you No undertow could make me let go Forever I’m bound to you ‘Cause I’d walk through fire I’d walk through pain I’m already there when you call my name I want you to know I’d go to the ends of the earth for you I can’t keep your heart from breaking I am here, I will hold you, love you through the aching I believe in you and all you are I don’t see, I don’t count, I don’t care how many scars You will always have this place Nothing could ever separate us I will be here beside you Always behind you I could never deny you I love you for life I will chase down the dark Tear through the night I will stand up and fight I will give you my life I’d go to the ends of the earth Never let go I’d walk through fire I’d walk through pain I’m already there when you call my name I want you to know I’d go to the ends of the earth for you To the ends of the earth for you Forever bound to you

Music video by Danny Gokey performing Undertow (Audio). © 2019 Danny Gokey, under exclusive license to Capitol Christian Music Group, Inc. Get the song here: https://dannygokey.lnk.to/HaventSeenI…

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