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What Easter Means To Me

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What Easter Means To Me

A herald announced the joyous news that a king was to visit my hometown!
Jerusalem was abuzz anticipating seeing a royal king wearing a regal crown!
I could visualize his majesty arriving on a prancing Arabian steed,
Or being borne upon a lavishly bespangled camel of exceptional breed!

I'd also heard that kings were borne in magnificent coaches gilt with gold,
And that with great pomp and blare of trumpets their procession was foretold!
This I wanted to see so I joined the milling throng and got a curbside seat!
Thousands of jubilant celebrants lined both sides of the city's dusty street!

"Here He comes!" shouted the mob! "Hosanna In the Highest!", they cried!
I strained my neck to see a real king in purple robes, the nation's pride!
The exultant crowd spread their cloaks and waved palm fronds along the mews,
Shouting, "Hosanna To Christ The King! The promised Messiah of Good News!"

This king, this King of Kings, rode a lowly donkey as His means of transportation!
I was told that a prophet Zecharia said He'd ride one for His triumphal celebration!
As He passed by I fell to my knees! He looked directly AT ME!, smiled and waved!
From that moment I became His disciple - straight paths for me He hath paved!

The man next to me said this man, this King, was born in a stable cave,
And that of His power to heal the ailing, blind and lame He freely gave!
Unlike earthly kings, He even promised eternal life for a sinner like me!
From this day forward I'll forever follow that good man from Galilee!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No. 2 in Linda's "Easter Inspirations" Contest - April 2012

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  1. Date: 4/10/2012 6:30:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your well deserved win in Linda-Marie's "Easter Inspiration" contest Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 12:12:00 PM
    I truly enjoyed reading your 1st person write of this account. You made it seem like you were really there. Congrats on your win, Bob! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Bob congrats on your wonderful win, have a great Easter..Dave

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 3:07:00 AM
    This is magnificent spiritual rhyme!...Great to see it in it's esteemed place..Congrats, Bob..ps...do you know of any movies on the Dust Bowl?? Just curious...u seem so well read...haha. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Bob, a wonderful piece xx

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Uplifting write, Robert! Very well done, my friend! Congratulations on you top win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 5:34:00 PM
    The great story retold in your first person words. Congratulations on your high win, Robert. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 5:09:00 PM
    congrats Bob on this beautiful entry and winning inspiration for my contest.. appreciate support luv.. always..

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Congrats on your win on this wonderful write. Happy Easter to you and your family. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 12:45:00 PM
    bob, i mean... my mind's hazy from lack of aleep! :)

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 12:42:00 PM
    super congrats on the high win, george.. glorious! best of hugg and happy easter! ;) hugggs!

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 5:43:00 PM
    Great win Bob always love to see you win. Happy Easter. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 10:53:00 AM
    Great to see you worthy poem honored at the top of the winner's circle, Bob. Congratulations on your second place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 9:04:00 PM
    Big congrats on your win, dear friend. Happy Easter! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 8:12:00 PM
    Congrats Bob on your 2nd place win in What Easter Means to Me contest my friend..an exciting and inspirational message in your lines ..powerful message on this celebration of sacrifice.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 6:00:00 PM
    I applaud you CMSgt Hinshaw a super trooper. Exceptional write in appropriate honor to our humble king called Jesus. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 2:43:00 PM
    YOu are one of the few who took to heart this sponsor's message to please use the first person. That was difficult for me. I think you are gonna rate super high with this wonderful poem especically for putting the reader RIGHT there!

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 12:52:00 PM
    Excellent entry, Sarge. Great piece. Nice going. Good luck. Ralphie

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 10:51:00 AM
    oh, for the joy of it all, robert! a pure declaratin of affectipn for a power higehr than us.. love thsi!! winner's delight! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 10:33:00 AM
    Yes, the King of King rode into town on a "lowly donkey." Humility is just one thing we learn from Christ, Bob. I love the way you took us on a journey throughout His life, from the "stable" to Palm Sunday. I hope we can all learn to follow the messages of love and compassion that Christ preached. Best wishes in Gwendolen's contest with this wonderful poem! Love, Carolyn

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