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I have a four-year-old grandson with some health problems.  Recently he was telling me about a blood test that he experienced.  I asked him if it hurt and he said, “Yes, but I got a cookie for being brave I did.”  It’s amazing what a kid will do for a cookie!  Palm Sunday is this weekend and while we think about crowds and palm branches and the singing of “Hosanna,” we should also be thinking about courage and bravery.  If we think that Jesus rode into town on a donkey with the idea that He would be crowned King, we have not been reading the Bible.  He knew what would happen when He came to Jerusalem.  He announced it to His disciples’ numerous times.  He was not a hapless victim.  He went to Jerusalem with a clear understanding of what would happen and why.  Such a commitment to the Father’s plan says something about Him that would be worth your meditation.  It also says something about you!  The reason Jesus courageously went to Jerusalem in spite of the reality of death was for you!  His strong love took Him there.  “But God commends His love toward us in this way, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Our Savior-King is worthy of worship, praise, honor, power and glory.  He went to the cross and laid down His life to save us.  The next time you think “brave,” think Jesus Christ!