37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Welcome to the Festival of the Passover! Bless you as you enter; we bless you with peace – hosanna! “What Jesus implied (Matthew 21:42, 45) the crowd enthusiastically embraces.” ‘Hosanna’ means save. The man who has fed them, healed them, delivered them and raised their dead is welcomed into the capital city as a Savior and rightfully so. He WILL save them but not the way they anticipate. He will save them by offering his life as a sacrifice, he will take their place and take on himself their/our penalty – the penalty is spiritual death and Jesus will pay it on our behalf. This a victors welcome but there is still price to be paid – Jesus knew it and so should we (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- Is Jesus the Savior in every part of your life?
- 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.
Pray for our sister international fellowships; AGIF, ICS, SWIF, TEF as we celebrate Easter on Sunday.