This Sunday is Palm Sunday. We will be celebrating the coming of our King and echoing the crying out of the Jews, "Hosanna!" (Save us now!) The Israelites didn't realize how exactly right their declaration was at the time. The evidence is in the cross but... the fulfillment of prophecy was in their words.
Save us (Hosanna), we pray, O Lord! They believe, and are declaring as much, that Jesus is the coming King, the Messiah, the One they have been waiting for. The pharisees understood what was going on. Luke tells us that they told Jesus to rebuke His disciples for it. Jesus' reply even magnifies how true it was.
The Truth was going to be declared, and it was going to be declared then and there. God ordained it and He is Sovereign to bring it to pass. The people believed it, and yet days later they cried: "Crucify Him!"
Rather than the conquering King on a warhorse they all wanted, they got a meek, gentle one on a donkey. "This is not my King!" Have you ever heard that? "That's not my Jesus!" God doesn't submit to their agenda for them so they create their own. Maybe this was you. Maybe this is you. It was me, and praise be to God for giving me eyes to see! The Jews missed it. Even the detail of the donkey was prophecy of the coming King.
So right they were, in fact, that they were partaking in a foreshadowing of the worship of our blessed King in glory with the Father! This was only a glimpse of the real thing!
No longer do they cry out, "Hosanna," (save us) but, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" SALVATION HAS COME! Christ is our salvation, our Blessed King. Save us O Lord, Indeed you have! O worship the King for He has come, and is most worthy of our praise!
Eager to worship with you,