The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!” – Matthew 21:9
Hosanna is a crying out, “Save us, help us now!” I see some irony in this scripture because in a week’s time the crowd will not be crying out “Hosanna” but will be shouting “Crucify him!”
This crowd is so excited for Jesus, preparing the way with cloaks and palms. It makes me wonder how we want Jesus to work on our terms. We cry hosanna with urgency when we are going through hard times and need saving from God. Then we have times in our life where we have everything we ever wanted, we don’t “need” God and church isn’t convenient for us. This is when we turn our cries into “crucify” as we neglect our spiritual need of Jesus. No matter our cry, Jesus still returns for us just like he rose for our salvation on the third day.
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