Melissa spoke from Matthew 21:1-11 on this Palm Sunday.
She shared the story of one of her favorite parties she has been a part of, when women were released from jail after their bond was paid by members of SONG. “When I see the women with radiant faces celebrating their freedom, I am there with Jesus, down the narrow switchbacks of the Mount of Olives to the foot of Jerusalem.”
It turns out that parties like the one where Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt are dangerous for empires.
Hosanna is not a request; it’s a claim. Hosanna marks the truth about our lives. God is here. God has already been here. God has made a way. A way when there was no way. We’ve been shown exactly how to plant flowers in the cracks of the Empire, because we learned this from Jesus.
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