This Heart, Soft

Matthew 21:15 “But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things He did…they were indignant.” (NIV)*

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When Jesus comes gentle

Life stirs mad.

Cloaks and branches laid down

Hosannas sing glad.

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Gentle reacts strong

Den of robbers scatter,

Healing blind and lame

Praise rises above chatter.

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Observing His wonders

Chief priests and teachers of law,

Stand proud and indignant–

Not impressed at all.

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Who is this Jesus of Nazareth

Intruder of their space?

Their heads full of books

Truth, hides in their face.

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Knowing much about God

Yet not sensing Him near,

All His wonders lost

On hearts too hard to hear.

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Oh Lord, take blinders off, so I see your wonders. May daily miracles bring glad hosannas from this heart, soft.

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photo and poem by Patty Perkins

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Check out today’s reading, Matthew 21:1-17* and see just how He stirred things up in Jerusalem.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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