What if we take a frightening little excursion this morning to a place most of us would not want to be? Perhaps we might be that registered Republican who thinks that the best person for President of the United States is a lesser-known Democrat. People with torches and pitchforks might wait outside his/her home. I used the 'lesser-known' example for fear that dropping a bigger name might cause larger weapons to be used by this imaginary mob. We don't want to go to that place of standing alone like poor Frankenstein's monster. Of course in this season of Easter, one cannot help but think of our Lord standing alone at the cross.
One day, Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey's colt, accepting the praises and shouts of 'hosanna' from the mob of city dwellers and Passover travelers. A couple of days later, that same mob gathers and shouts, "crucify him!' What happened? Where are His disciples, those He called friends? Where is the king's honor guard of tried and tested warriors to defend Him? Of course we know that God was always with His Son, just as we are never left alone by our Lord Jesus. Even if one of us should stand against all the rest of the world, he or she would not be standing alone. As Jesus said, "I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matt 28:20)Rejoice in Christ!