Those who witnessed the life and ministry of Jesus were consistently mixed in their verdicts about who He was. Many claimed Him to be the long-awaited Messiah while others called Him a fraud. Some accepted that He came bearing messages of peace and love while others were looking for a king who would conquer with power an might. Confusion surrounded even Christ's most devoted followers as they grappled with their own understanding of who He was.
The final days of Jesus' earthly life, though, brought clarity to all He had said and done. The widest spectrum of human emotions and drama was openly displayed - from enormous crowds shouting festive "hosannas" to rejection by Jesus' closest friends and, ultimately, to calls of crucifixion by His own people. In the course of these events, however, God consummated and eternal plan and invited all of humanity into a personal relationship through his Jesus, the Christ.
In the end, the unprecedented events of the Resurrection provided a compelling affirmation that Jesus was indeed King of all kings! May the story live on in our hearts and lips as together we proclaim Jesus the risen and living King, Lord of all!