SCRIPT FRENZY DAY 17
But by the end of the week, Jesus would be crucified.
And since I've been so saturated with analyzing 'story' for the last month, even analyzing the story of my own life, I can't help but think about where this scene fits into the story of Christ's life.
Maybe it's a 'midpoint', which in storytelling is known to be a high point before everything falls apart. I'm sure the disciples were thinking that Jesus was finally getting the kind of attention they were after. He was being celebrated. The crowds loved him. The same crowds that cheered "Hosanna!" would be the same voices that shouted "Crucify Him!" just days later. And Jesus knew it. Over and over he warned his friends of the things to come.
And yet, willingly he rode into that city. He knew what was coming. It defied human understanding, logic and common sense.
For me, the story of Jesus is the most compelling story every told. And it's personal. And it never gets old.
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the King of Israel!
Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.