In revisiting the life of David, Dr. Ivan Satyavrata provided a roadmap for how any person can be courageous in a moment or season of great fear, no matter how intimidating the opponent.
People who demonstrate great bravery have been glorified as heroes in almost every culture and time period. From Japanese samurai to American cowboys to comic book superheroes, these iconic figures have shown us various ways of overcoming fear through combat, strategy and brute strength.
What drew the women back to the tomb through waves of heart-stopping terror? The psalms they probably sung as Jesus entered Jerusalem reflected their cultural memory of God’s unchanging truths.
Isaiah’s Messianic vision became incarnate through Jesus Christ—the Savior of all humankind who was fully human and yet without sin, and who in the midst of suffering was the exalted Redeemer.
Palm Sunday’s devotional asks, “Can we, must we, always praise God for his goodness?” It takes courage to look back on past tragedies and still be obedient in the present.