read | Mark 11:9–11
“Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Then He entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when He had looked around at everything, as it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.”
When I read this passage I start to get swirled up in the excitement and anticipation that those who were there that day must have felt. I can feel the celebration and community rallying around Jesus, our Savior, and I think about the buildup of similar excitement I have experienced either soaking in the awesome creation of the Hollywood Bowl on Easter Sunday or when the kids from the Sunday School classes are singing Hosanna and waving Palm leaves in the sanctuary on Palm Sunday.
Reflecting on this, I wonder how we can feel that same energy and enthusiasm for Christ’s presence everyday that we are able to experience in those instances around Easter? And better yet, how do we exude that into our surrounding environments?
As we read this passage, I challenge us all to be prayerful about ways we can be filled with the excitement of what we already know, and that we too can ignite and spread the power of God’s love and presence in everything that we do. God has blessed us and we should rejoice…each and EVERY day.
– Lori Tabb