Palm Sunday: Wept

28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ”

32Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34They replied, “The Lord needs it.”

35They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

37When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”b

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

40“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

41As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” ~Luke 19

It is a terrible feeling

To feel lost

To feel all alone

It is a horrible longing

To want to be found

To have everyone’s love

Because it is impossible

You will always be alone

Always lost

You will never fully be found

Never win everyone’s heart

.

You told them to go

Into the city

To bring back to Yourself

A young donkey

Into the city you rode

On the little one’s back

The crowd cheered You

The Pharisees hated You

And You wept for them all

For them You wept

.

I know Lord

I am not alone, ever

I know Lord

I am found by You

Always

I know that Your heart

I have, here

And my own You’ve won

Always

And yet I am not yet with You

The time has not yet come

When will it come?

Come soon!

.

Hosanna! Hosanna!

To You is the victory!

They shouted Your praise in the streets

You were proclaiming the triumph

Over sin

And yet it was not yet

It had not yet come

But even as You wept for them

You knew that the day was near

When You would die on the cross

For them

When the earth would shake

The curtain break,

And then sin’s hold

Be ended

The victory at last!

The victory at last!

.

So even as I weep

Even when You wept

There is victory already won

There is victory

And it is coming soon

~

16Rejoice always, 17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

19Do not quench the Spirit. 20Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22reject every kind of evil.

23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. ~1 Thessalonians 5

 

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