Text: Matthew 21 (Genesis 41-42)
In Matthew 21 we read of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem for the last time – the “Triumphal Entry.” Jesus is greeted by an excited throng on that first Palm Sunday.
And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9)
“Hosanna” is from the Hebrew that means, “save, now.” They are welcoming the Savior. “Son of David” speaks to the promised anointed One of God – the Messiah. Jesus is indeed Savior and King. As those excited followers greeted Him, they had no idea that in five days He would die on a cross. They had no idea that the greatest victory would require Jesus’ death. They had no idea that Jesus would rescue them not from Imperial Roman oppression and Hebrew national indignity but that He would rescue them from their own sin and even death itself. Hail our great Savior! Hail our great King! “Hosanna in the highest!”
in Him, Mike