The old city was filled with pilgrims, visitors, and travellers who had come from many countries to share in the feast. Secular census records indicate there were at least 2,500 people in Jerusalem for the events. An exciting rumour spread through the city: “Jesus Christ is Coming”.
Behind Him were His sermons; ahead, His sufferings. Behind Him were His parables; ahead, His passion. Behind Him were His suppers of fellowship; ahead, His last supper of betrayal. Behind Him the delights of Galilee; ahead, dark Gethsemane. Prophecy was now to become practice.
Notice that in Mark 11:9 there were two groups. “Those that went before” were persons who had come out of Jerusalem because of their curiosity as a result of all the shouting. “Those who followed “ and “ cried out” were the Galileans. Which group do you belong to?
If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and still they stand tall and wait for better days to come.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.