I was wringing out some robes I had just washed when through the window a sound, like a murmur, steadily grew to a roar. Children ran by, followed by men walking quickly. Soon even women were leaving their chores, and my good friend Timna poked her head through the opening.
“Make haste, Azubah, make haste! Everyone is going to see the Great Prophet, the one we have heard of!”
She was already gone. I hurriedly flung the robes over a rack and brushed my damp hands on the skirt of my robe as I passed through the door. It was not difficult to find the right street. A throng of people lined it, and the buzz grew louder as stories of this great man passed up and down. “I heard that he healed a blind man.” “I heard that he eats with the outcasts!” “Really? Why would he do that?” “Well, I heard that he made a lame man walk.” “Yeah, guess what? I heard that he cast out demons!” This declaration was accompanied by skeptical gasps.
“Here he comes! Here he comes!”
I could feel it, the excitement! Women began casting their coverings in the street; I saw men climbing the trees and throwing down branches to the street as well. The crowd swelled as he drew closer, and Timna turned to me with a smile as we joined in the cheer that was passing through the masses: “Hosanna! Hosanna to the Son of David!”
Many of the men continued to follow as he rode towards the temple. The children went back to their play, and we women stood in clusters and chatted about what had just happened, reluctant to return to our tasks. Eventually I went back to washing the clothes, casually wondering to myself who that prophet was, that everyone should have been so excited to see him.
She had no idea who He really was.
How about you? I’m not asking if you’ve accepted Jesus as the One who saved you from your sins, although in order to truly know Him that is part of it. But I believe there are plenty of Christians who have accepted Jesus as their Savior, but don’t really know Him. They’re living day-to-day, hanging on the hype.
Truly get to know your God. Don’t hang on to the emotional high that can come from listening to music, or quoting your favorite verse, or attending a stirring service. There’s so much more to Him than that! The Bible says that it is only through the Word of God that we are actively changed from our sinful natures, and able to know God in a deeper, more intimate way.