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Weekly Worship Bulletin Article
March 29, 2015
Written by Pastor Keith Stork
It must have been in the early 90’s. I remember borrowing my mom’s ’87 Buick because our car wasn’t reliable for the trip to northern Chicago. 800 fellow youth workers were gathering for a national youth conference in Rosemont. I got my first taste of real Chicago pizza that week. I also got my first taste of driving through Chicago – in someone else’s car. I’m not a fan of Chicago traffic.
Turns out that our hotel had other guests booked that week. Some political big-wig named “Bush” with his security forces and entourage all checked into our property as well. Elevators and entire floors were blocked. Access to our meetings and rooms was restricted, and we still never saw the man. Yet his presence was certainly felt.
Typical me: I offered to drive a group to lunch. I went out to retrieve the Buick and it was gone. I panicked and immediately scanned the horizon for any sign of her. In fact, there were NO cars where I left her. After 10 minutes of frantic searching, I found mom’s rosewood-colored sedan 150 yards away in another lot. Apparently security personnel for the vice-president are allowed to tow vehicles whenever and wherever they feel like it.
Jesus’ journey into Jerusalem could have been like that; but it wasn’t. He was hailed as a king, but he came across like a servant - without body-guards, armored limousines, or red carpets. Odd thing is: Jesus KNEW they were planning to kill him and nothing stood between him and people . . .
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