When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Matthew 21:10-11 NIV

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Entering Jerusalem

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When Jesus entered into Jerusalem on the week we call Holy, it wasn’t His first time there. John’s Gospel records four times, but as an observant Jew, it is likely that Jesus visited the city at least three times a year – for Passover, Shavuot and Pentecost. But this time was different. This time He was noticed by all. So, it is no wonder that Matthew 21:10-11 tells us “When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’” This time the whole city was focused on Jesus. Many times, Jesus had told his followers, when they pressed Him to reveal Himself, “my time is not yet.” Finally, the time had come, and He was fully revealed. The crowds that welcomed Him on Palm Sunday would soon dissipate. At the foot of His cross, there would be few of His followers. The people still saw Him as nothing more than a prophet. What a contrast to Peter’s statement at Caesarea Philippi – “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Oh, that the Jerusalem crowds had made that proclamation.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley