Palm Sunday

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“Hosanna”

Until very recent times, I didn’t understand the full significance of how Christ was fulfilling His Holy Scriptures before and after the Crucifixion. Some of it is still beyond my meager comprehensions. I’m still learning.

There’s so much significance connected to His entry into Jerusalem. When our LORD Jesus rode in on that humble donkey, instead of a white stallion, the crowds went before him laying palm fronds in the road and singing, “Hosanna”, as if He was a conquering hero. I always assumed that was a praise, but it’s not. It was the Jewish people crying out to, who was to them merely a carpenters son, to “Save us!” They didn’t know at that time that He was, and is, the Son of God and had come to save them spiritually. To make them a Nation of Priests. They thought He was only there to save them physically from Roman rule. The crowd quickly became disappointed when He didn’t ‘fulfill’ what they thought He should be doing, so, Jesus was abandoned by the people after the trial by Pilate.

How many times have I abandoned my loving LORD because He doesn’t “do what I want him to do … ?!” I’m ashamed to admit it’s too many times to count. But with His strength and help, I’m working on the learning to lean on His understanding. To trust Him as I should.

And, thankfully, for all mankind, God chose the nails. He sacrificed Himself for the sins of the World, not just the Jewish people. WE are the one’s that should be on trial for our sins. But sinless Jesus, son of God son of man, stood mute in our sinful place at the trial. His innocent blood is on that cross that He willingly gave for us. This is what truly Saves Us.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 11:25  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

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9 thoughts on “Palm Sunday

    1. Thanks Terri. 🙂 I’m having that problem too! There’s something wrong with WP. Sometimes I feel like returning to Blogger. Sending love & prayers to y’all too. We have such wonderful things to look forward too because of Christ’s love and sacrifice. God bless ya! ❤

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  1. FROM SECULAR DICTIONARY ON LINE FOR HOSANNA:
    EXCLAMATION
    (especially in biblical, Judaic, and Christian use) used to express adoration, praise, or joy.
    ““Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.“”
    NOUN
    an expression of adoration, praise, or joy.

    FROM BIBLICAL DICTIONARY ON LINE: “to save, rescue” or “savior.”

    AND I think this, from another site, most aptly fits: The original Aramaic word Hosanna was used as an appeal for deliverance and became and expression of praise and joy.

    I think that’s true…today, we think of it as ALLELUIAH, right? But I believe you’re right…it’s SAVE US and I LOVE how you tied in not just the SAVE US FROM ROME, that they didn’t realize he was THE SAVIOR who’d SAVE THEM.

    Very nice…thank you for that, a good day to have the coin drop in my brain 🙂

    BEAUTIFUL POST…Happy DAY, indeed!!!

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    1. I learned that lovely nugget from my Sunday School teacher Ms. Marian. Gosh, that woman is smart and LOVES the LORD. I’ve been trying to pick her brain as much as possible. She reads Scripture very carefully, backing it up with Hebrew meanings, the culture at the time, etc. I’m not that sharp and don’t have those kind of resources (or drive, I guess, to be honest). I have to learn in bits and pieces at a time or I’ll go into overload like an old car that needs repairs. lol I sure miss Sunday School and Church and all the functions. Hopefully this insanity will end soon.
      Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

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  2. He was partially fulfilling Zechariah 9:9.
    And riding a foal, rather than a horse was because he was coming in peace, to receive a kingdom not conqueror it.
    Good stuff.
    You’re right. The Jewish leaders totally missed it. Mostly because it played against their self-interests.
    That never happens anymore, 🙂

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