“Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Mark 11:9b & 10
People had come to celebrate the Feast of the Passover to remember how God had led His people through the wilderness into freedom. As Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, a colt, the people spread their cloaks on the road and spread leafy branches to greet him.
The people were celebrating Jesus’s entry. They thought He had entered into Jerusalem to set right the political climate. They thought He was going to overthrow the oppression. They thought He would be their earthly king. They shouted and celebrated!
How quickly their attitudes change when they realized that was not what Jesus came to do at that time! Not but a few days later they shouted once more, “Crucify Him, Crucify Him!” Oh but Jesus came to do so much more than what they had expected!
Jesus came to be King of our hearts. King over life and death, our eternal King. Through His death He made a way for us to His Father, made a way for forgiveness of sins, life abundant and everlasting!
Throughout my relationship with Jesus, I most often do not understand His plans. He is with me and is working in ways far beyond my understanding and wonderment. He knows the things I do not. He has a complete picture of past, present, future. He has the best in mind for His glory and my sanctification.
Jesus, be King of my heart today. Bring to my heart a greater understanding of what you came to do for your glory. May I trust in your ways for they far exceed mine! Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!