Friday, March 29, 2013

O' What A Week That Was by Marge Brown

My mother's been gone for nearly eight years now, but her words still minister to me in a multitude of ways. This morning, while going through old posts on my now closed Proverbs 31 Woman group, I found this post from March 2005. It was posted just two months before her passing and I think it's worth reposting again. Mom says...

"Hi All, In your mind's eye just try to imagine the high emotions running through the streets of Jerusalem in A.D. 33. The word was out......Jesus was coming into town to celebrate the Passover. Many of those gathering that day believed Him to be many things, prophet, teacher, king. Some even believed Him to be the Son of God. Whatever, or whoever, He was, He was on His way to Jerusalem. There was going to be a welcoming parade. From young to old the excitement was contagious and emotionally overwhelming. I would like to share the following poem with you. God gave it to me several years ago, and I would like to share with you the emotional roller-coaster ride that
came with that Triumphant entry that began that day. God Bless. Marge"



O' WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS

PALM SUNDAY! WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY!
THE PEOPLE CAME TO HONOR JESUS IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY.
AS JESUS ENTERED INTO THAT GREAT CITY, JERUSALEM,
HE RODE UPON THE BACK OF A YOUNG DONKEY THAT HAD BEEN LOANED TO HIM.
THE PEOPLE BOWED BEFORE HIM, SPREADING PALM LEAVES ALONG THE WAY.
"HOSANNA! HOSANNA!" AND "KING" THEY DID SAY.
WHAT MORE COULD FOLLOW SUCH A TRIUMPHANT ENTRY TO THE CITY?
O' WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS TO BE!

THE WEEK TO COME WAS FILLED WITH ACTIVITY.
THIS WAS "PASSOVER", A SPECIAL TIME OF JEWISH FESTIVITY.
THERE WERE STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING TOO.
JESUS SPOKE AS IF HE WERE GOING AWAY VERY SOON.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE FOR THE PASSOVER FEAST.
AS THEY ATE, JESUS TOLD OF THE ONE WHO WOULD BETRAY HIS TRUST.
IT WAS TRUE! HE WAS BETRAYED--TRIED--HUNG ON A CROSS TO DIE!
O' WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS! WHAT AGONY! WHAT DESPAIR!

THE SABBATH WAS AT HAND! HIS BODY WAS QUICKLY LAID IN A BORROWED TOMB.
THE HOLY DAY PASSED, THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW WEEK CAME,
THE WOMEN WHO HAD MINISTERED TO HIM IN LIFE,
CAME NOW TO ANOINT HIS BODY IN DEATH.
BUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED? THE TOMB WAS EMPTY! JESUS BODY WAS MISSING!
A MAN CLOTHED IN WHITE APPEARED, SAID, "JESUS IS NOT DEAD, HE IS
RISEN!"
HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS HAD PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SIN! THIS IS HIS
STORY.
O' WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS, WHEN DEATH WAS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY!.


MARGE BROWN
3/23/97

1 comment:

  1. The words from your mother...so beautiful.
    O' WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS, WHEN DEATH WAS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY!.
    Amen!

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