Friday, April 10, 2009

Would I Know?

Today a friend's Facebook status read, "[Denyse's Friend] wonders where she would have been in the crowd that day." And I have wondered that many times myself.
When I was teenager, our church produced an extravagant Passion play each year. It always struck me how we, the actors, went from the Triumphal Entry waving palm branches and singing "Hosanna", to an angry mob yelling "Crucify Him" within a time span of about 15 minutes. Surely people weren't that gullible. Surely people would have seen through the Sanhedrin's plot. Surely if I'd been there, I would have recognized Him. But I wonder...
Would I Know You Now
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Watson
Would I know You now if You walked into the room
If you stilled the crowd--If You light dispelled the gloom
And if I saw Your wounds--Touched Your thorn pierced brow
I wonder if I'd know You now
Would I know You now if You walked into this place
Would I cause You shame--Would my games be Your disgrace
Or would I worship You--Fall down upon my face
I wonder if I'd know You now
Or have the images I've painted
So distorted who You are
That even if the world was looking
They could not see You--The real You
Have I changed the true reflection
To fulfill my own design
Making You what I want
Not showing You forth divine
Would I miss You now if You left and closed the door
Would my flesh cry out "I don't need You anymore"
Or would I follow You--Seek to be restored
I wonder--I wonder
Will I ever learn
I wonder--Would I ever know You now

Would I know Him? Would I miss Him if He left? Where would I have been in the crowd that day 2000 years ago? Where am I in the crowd today?

I wonder...


lailani said...

I have had similar thoughts over the years.It makes me sad with myself, because I know I am sometimes skeptical of folks - the fellow that washes my store windows came in one day and said he had a vision of my store and it was packed and God was going to bless me. I struggled with this, not because he is a window washer and is usually pretty nasty, but because he has I guess swings in personality and sometimes he is scamming a little. But it always makes me think of your original question. I have decided that Jesus though probably had such a spirit about him, it would slow us down to watch and listen and I want to believe that I would have followed . . .

Sorry for the long thought/comment


Sarah said...

I wonder the same. Like the other poster, I can be skeptical...and so I am thankful that God placed me in this time and place. Because I'm not sure I would've known/believed.