A Triumphant Life

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession.

(2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV)

Yesterday, Christians everywhere celebrated Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I’ve heard it said that when a triumphant king returned from battle, he was welcomed the way Jesus was – with clothes and branches spread on the ground before him. But Jesus hadn’t yet won the battle with sin, death and the devil, so why call it the triumphal entry?

See, Heaven had a different viewpoint. The battle had already been won, as far as God was concerned. Oftentimes we wait for the victory to come before we act victorious, but Jesus lived with the end in mind. He was going to win the battle and acted like a triumphant King, even if others didn’t see Him that way. Jesus knew the pain and suffering that awaited Him, but He also saw the glory and joy that were in store for Him.

Don’t wait until your circumstances get better before you start to live like a conqueror. As far as Heaven is concerned, you’re an overcomer. That’s a good reason to celebrate and enjoy life.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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