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Do you suppose it could have been a little like rush hour traffic on the big city expressway? One car stops, then all the other cars stop, like a chain reaction. I can just hear the people way back in the crowd that day saying, "What’s the holdup? What is going on? Why don’t you guys move on?"

But the people who were closest to Jesus could see - and they realized that it was He who had stopped the parade. Then they saw His body begin to shake. Maybe at first they thought He was laughing. Laughter would seem to be natural - for everybody else was laughing, and joy prevailed.

But then they saw His face, and they saw no evidence of laughter. Rather, they saw sorrow & tears.

He was not laughing. He was crying...

Why was Jesus crying?...

He looked at the city of Jerusalem. He saw the mixture of faces...

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