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So - this was new! Aubrey did great and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. My feet however... they. did. NOT!
When we weren't throwing candy we were supposed to do the princess wave! Ahemm.
Bear with me as I try to share something, with you, that ran through my mind - in reflection afterwards.
On this parade route were nothing but wall-to-wall people... or so it seemed. Maybe it's my personality... shining through...but, I got a little overwhelmed. I didn't really enjoy being in the limelight, so to speak. For all of the faces that represented the crowd - I didn't see a single one. They were all a blur. No one really stuck out to me.
Unless. Someone recognized me and called out to me. And, that happened maybe twice, three times, total. I was glad for this... because, I would never have saw them - had they not said hello, first. I also didn't like the idea of being "watched"... you know, that feeling?
I got to thinking - how so unlike this must have been for Jesus as he walked through the middle of throngs of people. Several times over... crowds gathered.
Somehow, I have a feeling faces were not a blur. Many times in Scripture we read how Jesus, saw the crowd and had compassion on them. He loved them! As both a people and as individuals.
I doubt He waved... I don't know. He may have! A kind and friendly hello. A wave - calling for his friends to follow.
If anything. And, with what we know to be true... is that the crowd(s) waved to him! Those who were sick, diseased and begging mercy... the crowds who waved their palm branches - acknowledging Him as their King. Their Healer. Their Messiah.
Oh Lord... you are so worthy of our praise. You deserve the highest praise. May our lives demonstrate a longing to be by your side. To stand in awe of YOU! To press in and hear what you have to say and how you want us to live our lives...
I want to be. I am ... one of the crowds today. I need you - Jesus! I'm weary, and sad, and I hurt. Please touch me! Fill me with your presence. Fill me anew with our spirit and open my eyes to see and love like you do.
How about you? Where do you stand? Do you enjoy the limelight? Or, are you a sidelines kind of person, like me?
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