Happy Palm Sunday

Where did the crowd come from 
The day Jesus entered Jerusalem
Back in the day
There were no flashmobs
Putting on a display
No insta,Twitter or Facebook
To check yourself into
No tabloids or TV commercials
To advertise the event
Or any agent to take their cut
From promoting you as their star

Did the crowd follow you from Bethany
Where you did the impossible
Raising your friend from the dead
No tricks or magic involved
No mistaking after 4 days
Lazarus was dead
Jesus spoke his words
Lazarus was alive again
Mouths wide open in surprise
Tears of joy
Astonishment to all those watching on

The crowd spreading the news
All the good that Jesus did
All the way to Jerusalem
Stirring up all they met
Breaking off branches
Laying down coats
For the king of kings
Shouting Hosanna
As he passes on his colt
The party erupting along the way
As the east gate he enters in

The crowd on this day
With celebrations erupting
Upsetting the priest's
Looking on from the back
Sneering plotting planning
Quietly letting the party swing
Getting ready to crash the mood
As the week goes on
Giving Jesus his moment
Not wanting to be the party pooper
That comes later on

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’ ” They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
Mark 11:1‭-‬11 NIV

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