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. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a gentle donkey, as the prophesied Messiah. He came in peace, bringing salvation.
He knew He came to a fickle crowd. A crowd that would turn on Him in a matter of days. But, on that day, He was welcomed. On that day, He was celebrated in a grand victory parade.
The Hope of the Ages had finally arrived. And Jesus was finally receiving the honor He was due (albeit short-lived).
When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives,
the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices
for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Lk 29:37-38)
Lift up your Hosannas in celebration and declare Jesus King. Be reminded that His is a kingdom that spans the earth.
All glory, laud, and honor To Thee, Redeemer, King, To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring; Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David's royal Son, Who in the Lord's name comest, The King and blessed one!
~Theodulph of Orleans
Come, Lord, enter our hearts as we raise our palms of worship. We praise You with Hosannas, for You came to save. We crown You King. May all glory be Yours forevermore.