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Believe


Oh how they greeted

HIM

as they waved

PALM branches

as

HE~

THE KING OF THE JEWS

rode into town on a donkey.

Yup~

A KING riding on a donkey.

But this was the same

KING

who was born in a smelly stable.

Why would anyone

BELIEVE that this was a KING

when HE never looked like royalty.

Would I have Believed IN HIM?

Would you?

I probably wouldn't have because I would have

EXPECTED

to see a man sitting on a throne

with a caravan of servants

while HE was performing

miracles to prove to me

that this was the One we all have been waiting for.

But instead

HE was not only greeted with

Palm Branches and the words~

"Hosanna!

“Blessed is HE who comes in the name of the LORD!

Blessed is the KING of Israel!” (John 12:13)

But all with those who didn't come with palm branches

because they came with the nails that would hang HIM later that week~

"So the Pharisees said to one another,

“See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after HIM!” (John 12:19)

All because they knew, deep in their hearts who this

Man could possibly be~

“Here is this man performing many signs. If we let HIM go on like this,

everyone will believe IN HIM, &then the Romans will come and take away both

our temple & our nation.” (John 11:47-48)

BLESSED IS HE flowing from some mouths

&

BLESSED IS NOT HE because

HE may be & maybe

everyone will have to BELIEVE IN HIM and then what?

And

JESUS replies~

"Do not be afraid" (John 12:15)~

the same words that greeted HIS mother from the angel's mouth.

THE KING~

Who was riding on a donkey & born in a stable & swaddled in RAGS~

when HE deserved to wear a ROBE.

But JESUS did so

so that

HE could ROBE

us with

HIS RICHES~

because no matter what anyone says

JESUS

was born to be

THE KING

for everyone~

especially the doubters who are so afraid to

BELIEVE

because

What if this is really true?

What if I can be set free?

What if I can be forgiven?

What if I can be filled with a peace that transcends all understanding...

Then maybe

HE IS THE KING

Who Rode on a donkey

Who was Born in a stable

& just maybe

HE made the exchange

for us~

to take us

FROM RAGS TO RICHES!

“Blessed is HE who comes in the name of the LORD!"

&

BLESSED IS YOU

the moment you

BELIEVE!


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