But they kept at it, a shouting mob, demanding that he be crucified. And finally they shouted him down. Pilate caved in and gave them what they wanted. He released the man thrown in prison for rioting and murder, and gave them Jesus to do whatever they wanted. Luke 23:23-25 The Message
It is so hard to believe that this same crowd was the one who welcomed Jesus to town just days before. Shouting praises and hosannas, they saw Jesus as their victor, their savior from Roman rule. How did the tide turn so quickly?
What happens when you drop a tiny pebble into a still body of water? That ripple continues in every direction. And all it took was one voice in the crowd to turn it into an angry mob.
When you have a chance to be the pebble, which way will you turn things?