1 May 2019 – Mark 11:9-10 (NIV)

1 May 2019 – Mark 11:9-10 (NIV)

Scripture

Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Hosanna!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father, David!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Reflection

We celebrated Holy Week not that long ago; these verses are often quoted and repeated, especially as we celebrate Palm Sunday.

“Hosanna” – Save us!

With Jesus’ triumphant entrance the people recognized the potential impact of what was about to happen. The word Hosanna carries a sense of awe, surrender and hope. Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection were part of the victory on the Cross. In the midst of celebration and the recognition of His Kingdom being established we shall not forget the cost of true discipleship. Following Jesus involves hardships, suffering and persecution, and for some even death (if not a literal physical death, a more constant dying-to-ourselves kind of death), but it also involves Love, Grace, Hope and a relationship with a God who will never leave us or forsake us.

“Hosanna, Hosanna

Hosanna in the highest

Hosanna, Hosanna

Hosanna in the highest

Heal my heart and make it clean

Open up my eyes to the things unseen

Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours

Everything I am for your kingdom’s cause

As I walk from earth into eternity”

Hosanna (Brooke Fraser- Hillsong United) (Su Tsai- Community Life Director).

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

Pray for focus; fix your eyes back to Jesus and acknowledge Him at the center of everything.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.