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Hosanna - Save Us!

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Matthew 21:6-9 New International Version (NIV)

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[a] to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]

“Hosanna[c] in the highest heaven!”

Tuesday - April 7 - Read Matthew 21:6-9 “Hosanna” is a word that means “save us!” In Psalm 118:25, it is a cry for help. What is your cry for help right now? For the safety of health care workers? For the isolated and lonely? For the economy that allows us to work and provide for our families? The crowd around Jesus cried out “Hosanna!” because they wanted a savior to fix things and make Israel a great nation, just like in the days of King David. It is good and right to ask God to “save us” from all the difficulties and struggles we face, especially right now with the virus pandemic. However, Jesus came to “save us” from the most important problem we have: a broken relationship with God.

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