- Matthew 21:1-11
Jerusalem bells are ringing! Roman cavalry choirs are singing! The King has arrived!
What if Jesus had done as the crowd thought he might? What if he had led an open revolt, overthrown Herod, and kicked the Romans out of Palestine? With Pilate in town for the Passover, it was the perfect time. Maybe he could have pulled it off!
But what happens to kings? After David and Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel had split and eventually been taken into captivity in two waves. No kingdom lasts forever. No king reigns forever. Who would ever want to be king? And what kind of kingdom would this become?
As human beings, we can’t cling to anything—not even life. Nevertheless, Viva La Vida.