Today is the traditional day in which the entry of Christ into Jerusalem is celebrated around the world.
So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’
Hosanna in the highest!”
And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.” (Matthew 21:6-11 NKJV)
Although those in the crowd were simply giving a tribute to their local prophet, they were declaring what so many would later deny. The Hosannas likely come from the below verses
Save now, I pray, O LORD;
O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
We have blessed you from the house of the LORD. (Psalms 118:25-26 NKJV)
Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the highest heights!
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! (Psalm 148.1-2 NETS)
This is my favorite holiday season, to be honest. And this year is especially important, but I will get to that in this week’s post. Needless to say, I would follow my namesake’s rules in deciding the date of ‘Easter.’
I hope all is well with you, each and everyone of you, and that God is blessing your lives. We are alive, and I hope all of us healthy. We can magnify Christ with our life and use our health to reach the lost.
I am sitting here listening to my bluegrass this morning, enjoying the fine mountain music. (I am on Sirius-XM). I grew up listening to an old am radio picking up bluegrass only at the late hours of the night. It is beautiful to me, this music.
My son is recovering well from his own little illness, and we thank God for that.
We will have visitors this morning, I believe. We had a family from our Portage congregation traveling through and suffered an accident in which their vehicle was totaled. No one was hurt. We are glad and thankful that they made it through with no one hurt. We are looking forward to a good service this morning.
I hope and pray and each of you, this morning, whether you are in the four walls of a building, or your home, or even at work, you find time this morning to praise our God, and sing your own Hosannas.