High-Volume with a Dangerous Distortion

Zech99How dubious it must have been for those first Palm Sunday observers. Some recollected the stories of Alexander in a previous generation on this same road. Busephalus surrounded by shining shields and glistening swords proudly carrying his master king in to the old city. But now?

One from the road via Jericho quizzes the crowd, “Is this one we’ve followed mounting an ass?” “Yes, yes he is,” an answer returns. Zion has yearned for many seasons. She exists with no rightful king. Until now?

The prophet of old had spoken distinctly but even as celebratory shouts of “Hosanna” filled the street being lined with palm branches, a growing number set their face to halt the intrusion. “Make your followers be quiet,” they bid of the man on the donkey. Rocks lining the roadside shudder as if anticipating their opportunity to share in the festivity. They remain dormant as the crowd shouts even louder.

The man and his mount make their way further into the city where soon enough the crowds will gather on his account again. He gazes through compassionate tears. Their joy will turn to anger; their cries to “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to High-Volume with a Dangerous Distortion

  1. Planting Potatoes says:

    it saddens me how friends who applaud me and fill my head with fluffy thoughts and hugs…..can so easily turn away when being a friend really counts – it must have broke Jesus’s heart even more – because he could see it happening and yet went so willingly……

  2. isaiah43123 says:

    In reviewing the so familiar truths of the Easter story, the realization struck me that Barabbas was the first man saved by Jesus’ death. During the remainder of his life, I wonder if he ever looked back to question, what if.
    Keep the Faith!

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