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Monday, April 3

By: Pastor Amie Donovan

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” -Zechariah 9:9 

Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. One of the few events in Jesus’s life that is told in all four gospels. There’s no shortage of connections we can make throughout this event and every event leading to Easter Sunday. From the theological depth in the process of cleansing our home of leaven, to the rebuke over oil and our love for money, to the flipping of tables in a house of worship. From cries of rejoicing to cries of murder.

Holy Week ushers in both excitement and anxiousness for the disciples. This week meant lots of people, lots of Roman soldiers, and lots of eyes on Jesus. Palm leaves are thrown to the ground, as are cloaks from the backs of those who will later hate him. Shouting can be heard from an excited Israel, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna!” they proclaim.

To them, this translates to: Religious freedom! Away with the Roman Empire! We will rise to the throne of our land! 

Hosanna. The God who saves. 

Rejoice greatly, Zion. Shout, Jerusalem. You are right, the King has come. However, not for your taxes. Not for your position. Not for your government. He’s come for your soul. For your sin. For your brokenness and heartache. 

Hosanna. The God who saves.

The One who makes us righteous. The One who is our very salvation. Gentle yet strong. Ordinary yet extraordinary. Peace as a lamb, yet the roar of a Lion. Our King, a Servant. Our Ransom, our God.

Hosanna. Hosanna. Hosanna to the highest. 
Who was. Who is. Who is to come. 

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