Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


June 24, 2011

"Hosanna!" the throngs shouted as Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem.  It means "save."  But what is that?

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!"
"Hosanna in the highest!"
                                                 -- Mark 11:9,10 TNIV
The various reasons for the people's shouts of "Hosanna" and their alleged enthronement of Jesus were as numerous as the people themselves.  Some wanted a religious superhero to fix the ills of society.  Others wanted a spiritual answer-man, and miracle worker.  Maybe even a few saw Jesus as the Lamb of God, not to conquer, but to be slain...for the sins of the world.
My assumption is you read this because in some sense you see Jesus as your Savior, in that, you said, "Hosanna."  But what Jesus do you hail?  Is it the one whom you seek to make Lord of your life?
Dale Patterson