My 2nd Featured Blog for this Week is from the Connecting Dots…to God blog. It is called, “Saved From What?” It talks about how Jesus saved us from our own sin. It talks about Palm Sunday and how the crowds loved Him. Then they turned on Him when Jesus did not do what the crowds expected. It is a great blog worth reading.
Jesus rode in to Jerusalem, 2000 or so years ago, to a “very large crowd” shouting:
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
The crowd had thrown their coats and branches on the ground, and they welcomed Jesus with shouts of “Hosanna,” which means “save now” or “save, we pray.” They made such a fuss that the Pharisees asked Jesus to shush up his disciples, and they were told by Jesus that if the crowd kept quiet then the rocks would have to cry out.
Matthew tells us that the “whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?‘”
The crowd likely saw Jesus as the long awaited Messiah, or at least they hoped that was the case. They were correct, but what they expected the Messiah to do and what Jesus actually did…
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