April 14, 2019
Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21: 8-9 ESV)
Today is Palm Sunday. It is the day that we remember and celebrate Jesus entering into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem, hundreds of people gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment and shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” The word hosanna is Hebrew for “save now” or “save us, we pray.” The people were looking for a king who would free them from the political tyranny of the time. He came instead to save them from the tyranny of sin. It is with grateful hearts that we can shout today, "Hosanna in the highest!"