Thursday, August 16, 2012

Enter... The King! John 12:12-13

The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:
"Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' The King of Israel!"

John 12:12-13

Oh that the story had ended there or here:

Matt. 21:1–9
Mark 11:1–10
Luke 19:29–38

It must have been an amazing sight to see.  The King of Glory receiving praise as the city came out to welcome Him.  But they did not mean it...

Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!' (Luke 13:35)

He will return. At His first coming, He was (and still is) a lowly Shepherd and Friend of sinners.  The next time, He will come as a conquering King.

I wonder sometimes what I would have done that day?  Rejoiced with the crowd? Joined Jesus' ban of disciples? Ignored it all? 

What would you have done?


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