Last weekend at church all of the little five year olds in my class were pretty excited about waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna” as we talked about Jesus riding a donkey into Jerusalem. It’s one of those stories that always goes over well with small kids because it’s got an animal, a parade, and Jesus- all things that they love.
Matthew 21:8-9 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”
This had to have been quite a scene. Coats all over the floor, people climbing up palm trees to cut down branches, young and old shouting “Hosanna, save us!”, and a normal looking guy riding a donkey right in the middle of it all.
Verse 10 says that the city of Jerusalem was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
Who is causing all of this commotion? Who is the one these people are celebrating? Who is the one they are shouting at to save them? Who is this guy!? They city of Jerusalem had officially been stirred up.
Is your life stirring anyone up? Have you made a scene lately? Have you caused a commotion? Have you moved anyone to ask, “Who is this?”
Imagine living in Jerusalem at that time and hearing that Jesus, the savior of the world, the one who had healed the sick, raised the dead, taught circles around the Pharisees, and loved like no one had ever seen anyone love before was riding into town. You would drop everything so you could be apart of that right? I would have had my husband load the kids up in a wheelbarrow or whatever they used for strollers back then and when we got to our spot along the parade route, I would have thrown my favorite sweater down, put my little girl on my shoulders, found palm branches for my son to wave and shouted “Hosanna” until I lost my voice.
Many of us have no problem whatsoever causing a commotion when Mickey & Minnie come parading down Main Street at Disney Land. We start waving, shouting, taking pictures, and smiling ’til it hurts. People do the same when Santa Claus closes out the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but when it comes to Jesus, we hold back, so much so that we go through life never causing anyone to ask,”Who is this?”
If you are waiting for Jesus to come parading through your town on a donkey before you stir some people up, it ain’t gonna happen. He will return, but it will be on a white horse, and you don’t want to wait until then to throw your coats down and shout, Hosanna, because at that point, it will be too late. You need to move the people in your life to ask, “who is this?” now!
Jesus is still the savior of the world, the one who had healed the sick, raised the dead, taught circles around the Pharisees, and loved like no one has ever loved before. Celebrate Him today! Throw a parade for Him today! Stir some people up today!
- Jesus is the savior of the world!
- Jesus is healer.
- Jesus raised the dead.
- Jesus taught circles around the pharisees.
- Jesus loved like no one else has ever loved or will ever loved.
- Jesus is alive!!
- Jesus is coming back on a white horse.
- The challenge to live my life so people can’t help but ask, “Who is this?” about the one that I call Jesus.
- Got a few naps in this morning while the kids were watching Saturday morning cartoons.
- Gus’ game got rained out. Beau’s not feeling well, so if they played I would have had to miss it!
- Biscuits & Gravy from Braums.
- Got to visit with my mom and dad for a little bit this morning before they headed back to Tulsa.
- Norah really brightened Beau’s day.
- Finally got my Easter table set.
- Fruit salads for lunch.
- Beau let me rock her in the nursery for a long time. I don’t like that she’s not feeling good, but I did enjoy holding her sweet little body.
- Putting Gus to bed he asked for one more story and then said, “how can you say no to a face like this?”
- Game night with the Lewis’!
- Little Caesars.
- Chips and queso, chips and guacamole, chips and salsa!
- Chocolate chip caramel cookies!
- Our kids can sleep through anything… even very loud laughter.
- Cranium. That game never gets old to me.
- 230 days of thankfulness!
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