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No, I am sure I didn't. I am sure I sat there with my beautiful family, in my comfy church, looking ahead and listening to beautiful music and a sermon. I may have even made notes in my Bible "to look back at later and meditate on" but probably I just sat there; maybe my mind wandered to what we were all going to wear next week on Easter Sunday or even where we were going to eat after church. My heart didn't hurt for the trials my Savior faced after his "parade." My heart did not hurt for those pains He faced and accepted for me. My heart was not humbled by any of it. I didn't compare the humble entry of Christ on a donkey to the arrival my King should have received. I didn't humble my heart and life and welcome Him to parade into it with full regalia. I am hoping today that I can pause, and remember, only through Him do I have eternity and those sweet children who made those construction paper psalm leaves to wave. Today I want to praise Him and shout His arrival. Only through Him do I have salvation and so much more than I deserve.
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
~Matthew 21:9 (NIV)