“On Sunday, the day after…which Mary anointed Jesus, news arrives that Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem (v. 12), and a crowd of pilgrims, presumably those who had been wondering if he would come, goes out to meet him. Mary’s private expression of emotion is now matched by the crowd’s public outpouring of enthusiasm.
They shout Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! …But there is more involved here. The cry of Hosanna! is a Hebrew word (hoshi`ah-na) that had become a greeting or shout of praise but that actually meant “Save!” or “Help!” (an intensive form of imperative). Not surprisingly, forms of this word were used to address the king with a need (cf. 2 Sam 14:4; 2 Kings 6:26). Furthermore, the palm branches the people carry are symbolic of a victorious ruler.”***
This day, and every day I shout Hosanna…to My Savior & King. Having put my Faith, My Heart, My Soul…My Very Life….in the Hands of This Servant Savior. Have You? Will you? He’s waiting for a simple invitation.
‘Jesus Come into My Heart. Be My Savior. I repent of my Sins and Believe that You are The RISEN Savior.”
May it be so…that you and yours are deeply Truly Blessed by following this Jesus this Holy Season, The Savior & King. Until Next time Shandra