Everybody Hurts, 12MAR – #657

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Everybody Hurts, 12MAR

Written for a friend…

and especially for Jesus…

Everybody Hurts…

Palm Sunday – Jerusalem – Jesus is riding in on a donkey and all that hoopla…  Hosanna!!! Hosanna!!!  Wave your palms in excitement – but do you remember the tears? Jesus’s tears… YES Jesus had intense tears…

Jesus wept while he rode in on the donkey, Jesus wept for the lost, He wept for us before we were even born…

Do you have tears? Everybody Hurts – Jesus too…

But Hold On – Hold On…

REM – https://youtu.be/5rOiW_xY-kc

“Everybody hurts – take comfort in your prayers – if you feel like you’re alone – no, no, no, you’re not alone…  cause everybody hurts – sometimes everybody cries…”

Yeah – Jesus understands that and more… Jesus Wept – wept as Lazarus was gone and wept as Mary and Martha lost faith when they forgot Jesus teachings of the peace of eternal life…  Jesus wept on His way to the cross – emotionally for lost souls – that had to be excruciatingly worse than His physical pain.

Jesus rode into Jerusalem that day – and Jesus Wept – and yet Jesus kept walking towards Easter… in hopes that when we realize Easter’s RISEN truth that we will arrive too… that we will find our way to Heaven eventually by walking WITH Jesus on His way NOW…. Jesus lived “Hold on”…

Hold on…

Because it IS a walk to Jerusalem – it IS a walk to the cross – so hold on – it IS a walk to Easter- so hold on – feel that stone rolling away and HOLD ON… Jesus, HOLD ON!

Easter is coming – and it already came – we are also walking with Christ to Easter, because we know Christ wants to walk with us. Jesus lives – so Hold on – Hold on….

We are walking too… Jesus, thank you for walking with us…

When 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: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” – “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”. Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”  – “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes.  The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They 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 19:37-44


For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6


Easter is coming, Jesus – so Hold on…

Everybody hurts – so Hold on…

There’s HOPE – so Hold on…

We are walking with you now Jesus… Hold on…

Let us pick ourselves up to go… Hold on…

We are walking and waving our palms to exclaim Your Good News… Hold on…

We will pickup fellow travelers on our way… Hold on…

We are going to meet You, Lord, we are walking to the other side of Easter…

SO HOLD ON….

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