They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” — John 12:13 (NIV)
Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem for the Passover celebrations. The city was heaving with people. Many, many had heard that Jesus was coming to town. And they were excited! They were overjoyed! And they were ready to greet him. They took palm branches out with them as they ran to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” The word ‘hosanna’ is translated as “save us, now!” They were ready to greet Him, and they were ready to be saved by Him. They shouted, “Save us – NOW!” See the explanation of the word on christianity.com.
Is that your cry today? Save us – save me – now! Hosanna! Jesus is here for us today, just as much as He was there for them that day He entered Jerusalem. We may not be able to see Him, but He is here. Reach out for Him today; cry out to Him, “save me now.” He came for you and for me; He is your Lord and your Saviour. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!”
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