The Valley of Disappointment

Oftentimes on Palm Sunday we focus on the joyful celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. But if we pay attention to the text in Luke, it gives us a window in Jesus’ heart at the moment. Jesus was deeply disappointed…perhaps in himself, in his ministry, in others, in creation, and in God the Father’s abandonment of him.

Every human experiences disappointment in life and it's important for us to pay attention to how Jesus walks through that valley. God may not rescue us from it, but Jesus certainly promises that he will walk with us in it and through it.