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  • Steven Chapin on Mark 11 - 3 years ago
    Paving the Way


    Two thousand years, or so, ago

    Jerusalem rejoiced

    for all the future hopes they had

    at last were being voiced.


    The King had ridden into town;

    a donkey was His ride.

    They laid their clothes before Him and

    "Hosanna!" they all cried.


    To make His travel smoother, they

    put palms along His way.

    To them, these branches symbolized

    a victory that day.


    They hoped that He would free them from

    the Romans' rule for good.

    It's true, He came to free them, but

    they all misunderstood.


    They had it wrong when He once asked

    "Who do you say I am?"

    They all were thinking lion when

    He came to be a lamb.


    When He was crucified, then rose,

    there was no gleeful throng.

    They thought their hopes were ended, and

    Thank God that they were wrong.


    The King for which they paved the way

    with branches where He trod

    had paved the way for all our souls

    to reconcile with God.


    We just began to have a chance

    to enter Heaven's gate.

    The King has paved the way for us,

    so let us celebrate.


    By Steven Chapin

    January 7, 2017

    (See Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-38, John 12:12-16)
  • Carleton - In Reply on Mark 11 - 3 years ago
    Amen Steven! A very nice writing. Happy Easter.


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