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March 24, 2013

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” John 12:12-13 (ESV)

They were crying “Hosanna!” which simply means “save us.” They had mistaken Jesus was coming as their new political leader to lead a revolution to freedom. They were looking for freedom from oppression and rule by the Romans. They were mistaken.

Today, we cry “Hosanna!” to many things besides Jesus. We cry “Hosanna” to the politicians. We want them to save us from debt, foreclosure, and all sorts of other social ills. No politician has the power to save us. We cry “Hosanna” to therapists. We look for them to rescue ourselves from addictions or rescue our marital problems.

This week, cry “Hosanna!” to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Focus on Him as we walk together this week closer to the cross, and more importantly, closer to the empty tomb!


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