In the blink of an eye, those who hailed Jesus as Messiah turned on him and cried out “crucify him!”
He wasn’t doing what they expected. He didn’t gather an army to overthrow the Romans.
The Son of God did not meet their expectations.
And what about now? We hail him as Messiah, yet do not follow him. We crown him as King, yet do not subject ourselves to his will. In our prayers, we give him specific instructions regarding what WE expect from him.
In the blink of an eye, we betray him, we deny him, we waste the life that he has given us in abundance.
Have mercy on us, Lord and forgive us.
“Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.”