Hosanna is a Hebrew word, a prayer.
It is a call for God to do what only He can do.
In the first century the Jews cried out for Jesus to deliver them from political corruption and oppression, from the curse of sickness and disability, from a religious system that replaced intimacy with God with ritual and formalism.
But Jesus came to deliver them from sin, not Rome. From sin, not disease. From sin and not religion.
The crowds couldn’t grasp that their biggest problem was not the world around them. It was much closer to home.
It was sin within their own individual hearts.
Like the crowds, we cry out for the same things. Deliverance. Relief. Restoration.
Good things, serious needful things.
Could it be that we also miss the fact that our greatest need is deliverance from our sin and not our situations?
Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.