And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord! – Mark 11:9
“Hosanna” is a very familiar word in Christendom, yet it is only used a handful of times in the New Testament Gospels as Jesus came to Jerusalem. From the Greek and Hebrew translation, the word is both a cry for salvation and a declaration of praise. We know that many in the city who shouted “Hosanna” on that day were simply caught up in the excitement of the crowd and the heat of the moment – their adoration was short lived.
What about us today? We still sing our Hosanna’s to the King with our mouths, but is there Hosanna in our hearts? Do we really long for Him to save us on a daily basis from the challenges of our lives and praise Him for His faithfulness to respond? Are we really in touch with the King or just waving our hands in His direction? Let us acknowledge His power and His worthiness with our authentic lives, shouting “Hosanna” from our hearts – today and everyday!
Sue Breland, Worship for One Journey Through the Cross©