For Easter morning, our choir sang the “Hallelujah” from Beethoven’s “Christ on the Mount of Olives.” When it ended, all of us fell into a reverent silence. Then a little girl on the back row shouted, “Yay!”

Our choir director turned and flashed thumbs up. That did it. We all erupted in applause — not for the choir (though they certainly deserved commendation), but for the Resurrection of the Lord.

With a broad grin, Pastor Randy Spleth stepped to the pulpit and said, “She got it right.”

Reminds me of the day Jesus’ critics urged him to silence His followers, who were making a lot of noise as He rode into Jerusalem. Those proper Jewish worshipers didn’t want Roman guards to turn their Passover into a bloodbath. Too much religious enthusiasm could have repercussions. “Tell your disciples to tone it down,” they pleaded.

But Jesus said, “If they were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

So His followers made a scene. They kicked up dust. They threw their cloaks on the street. They tore off palm branches to wave and draw even more attention to what was going on. They shouted, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

They got it right. That little girl this morning got it right. God help us all to get it right when the King rides into our lives.