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Focus on God at work - Lenten Devotional 2018 - Holy Week - Palm Sunday, March 25

Focus on God at work
Holy Week - Palm Sunday, March 25
Mark 11:1-11 (NRSV)

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it, if anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' just say this, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.'" They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

The King of Kings entered Jerusalem in an unexpected way, but God was at work.
This week, focus on God at work, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Listed below are some suggestions of practices to help you focus.
Focus through...

Photography - Take a picture of something that reminds you that God is at work. Use it to bless others by sharing it on social media using the hashtag, #rpclent
Music - Listen to or sing a song that reminds you that God works in ways we may never imagine.
Writing - Write a letter as a prayer to God. Give control of your life over to God realizing that God is always working for your good, even though sometimes it is in unexpected ways.

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