Luke 19: 28-40
Today was the most amazing day of my life – I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. We’ve come up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover.
I persuaded my husband to walk to the Mount of Olives. I love it there – so beautiful and peaceful.
This time it was far from quiet. We could hear lots of voices along the road. They sounded really excited. We just had to go and see what was happening. There were crowds of people, all waving palm branches. Some were laying their cloaks on the road.
In the distance we could see a man on a donkey, riding towards us. We had to find out who he was. The people nearby told us that he was Jesus, a teacher and healer. Well, I’d heard teachers speaking lots of times but would never have got so worked up like these people. As he came nearer, people were shouting: “Hosanna”. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” I found myself joining in.
I couldn’t stop myself.
Then, one of those know-it-all Pharisees shouted at Jesus, telling him to silence his followers. Jesus just looked at him and replied,
“I tell you, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
I could believe it might really happen!
I wonder if we’ll see Jesus again this week…
Lord Jesus, Servant King, accept our praises. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” Amen