“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9
We are taking a break from John today and recognizing the significance of this week. Palm Sunday is a glorious day that Jesus proudly, yet humbly rode into the city on a colt and was praised and recognized as One who saves. The word Hosanna directly translates to, ‘save now’.
This is a very unique time because Jesus allowed and encouraged the praise in public. Many times after speaking, healing, or performing any miracle, Jesus would draw away from the crowd knowing that the time had not yet come when He would be known as the Savior. He had been confronted by the religious leaders many times, and in His all-knowing character, He understood what was truly in their hearts. He also knew what was just around the corner for Him; however, there was no fear in His entrance into the city that day.
Other prophesies were fulfilled this day that the religious leaders overlooked because of the malice in their hearts. Zechariah 9:9 and Psalm 118:22-26. Unfortunately, for them, Psalm 118:22 is not something to be boasting about. They were prophesied to reject the stone that has become the cornerstone of which Christianity was built. How dreadful.
Thankfully, we get to learn from these leaders. We don’t have to overlook scripture because we see it in it’s entirety. We know that Jesus will die in 5 short days only to rise again on the 3rd day. This is the most important week of the Christian faith. It is our Superbowl. We are celebrating our freedom and the ultimate death of death. Take a moment today to thank Jesus from humbly coming onto this earth with the sole purpose of setting us free from our bondage to sin and bridging the gap between heaven and earth. Friends, we are free indeed!
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
be free. xoxo