And A Jolly Good Bus Idea
When Is A Bus Station Not A Bus Station?
. armchairs and the Western Union cable table!
Interestingly the key word celebrated by yesterday's palm Sunday is "Hosanna". We tend to obscure the real meaning in some very general phrase like "Praise God"; but, more accurately, the Hebrew translates at "We Pray - Save". (Appropriate for today, eh?)
The people should have understood that this "saving" was not like relying on a military or political saviour. Here are a few words from an old Hebrew pop song (we call it Psalm 118), sung at meetings and festivals since it was composed anything up to 1000 years before Jesus arrived on the scene.
So not a failure then - a huge and eternal success.
"The Lord" is on hand to offer personal and deep rooted help in ALL circumstances - and for the age of the new witness to God, the New Testament, "The Lord (Jesus)" has come to earth to save us from our failings and from humanity's failings.
The Covenant hasn't changed, but we've got a heap more help.
How does it work?