hosanna

Creo que es hermoso como Dios nos da respuestas simples. Como diciendo; "YO SOY el que SOY, no te preocupes tanto."

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the Christ from the dead. But today, we celebrate when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey and was welcomed by a large crowd as Savior and King. “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they shouted. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
   Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
   righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
   on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

- Zechariah 9:9

Ni aun el arrepentimiento proviene de nosotros; sino por la inmerecida gracia manifestada por el infinito amor de Dios hacia nosotros.
do not yet trade the donkey for the stallion.

The cry of two thousand years ago echoes still today.

Hosanna

Save us

We line the streets to see him, to catch a glimpse of this man, in the hopes that he will display some of his power. That he will destroy those who threaten us and bring us to power with him, once again establish his people as the ruling party of the earth. That those who are against him will fall and the power and glory will come to us.

Save us

(Don’t you see that you have been saved?)

We lay down our cloaks like we lay down our words, showering him with praises in the hopes that he will turn to us. Like Israel using the Ark of the Covenant as a good luck charm before going into battle, seeking the blessings but not the One who gives them, we think that we can flatter the Son of God into doing our bidding and moulding to our agendas when we should be the ones moulding to His. We think that when those we support come into power, we have been blessed and favoured, losing sight of His mission. Of the mission of God.

He came to save us, yes.
But not only save
And not only us

What about the people at the back fringes of the crowd, desperate for a look at the Man who they know can meet them in their grief and bring them into His  glory? What about the lepers that are hovering at the edges of the city gate, hoping that today will be another day that he chooses to walk towards them and come close and touch? The people that we are afraid to go to, intimidated to go to, or perhaps think aren’t worthy of being gone to (they have to fix themselves, or something) are the ones that he noticed first, that he would cut through a crowd to see.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

He didn’t come to overthrow the Romans then, and he didn’t come to overthrow ISIS now. He came to save us not from humans, but from the death in our hearts. He came to rip a curtain that no one else could, from top to bottom, and regenerate renew rebirth us. Then, after that, he sends us to the people who are still crying out. Who still have death in their hearts, who are desperate for the light.

Our battle is not against flesh and blood. It never has been, and it never will be. Yet we lay down our cloaks as he passes and reach for our swords, ready to fight those that he would direct us towards the moment he spoke. Those like us, and those so unlike us—those that pose a large danger to our earthly selves and pose a threat to the kingdoms we build on earth that he calls us to lay down—that we are afraid to go to them. How could we be so ready to battle? How could we be so eager to cut down those who have yet to hear?

How could we be so eager, already, for him to ride in on a stallion, cutting down his enemies, when there are so many (too many still) who are deceived and blindly groping around in the dark?

Hosanna! we cry. Save us!

He is not here for us. Your cry will fall on deaf ears.

He is here not for the healthy, but for the sick.

Not for the righteous, but for the sinners.

And in five days, when you see that in full display as he sweats and agonizes and is humiliated on the cross, you will be in the crowd jeering.

Jesús les dijo: «En este mundo, los reyes y los grandes hombres tratan a su pueblo con prepotencia; sin embargo, son llamados “amigos del pueblo”.
Pero entre ustedes será diferente. El más importante de ustedes deberá tomar el puesto más bajo, y el líder debe ser como un sirviente.
—  Lucas 22:25-26
Que el Espíritu Santo sea nuestra guía, y no actuemos por nuestra propia cuenta.

1 Corintios 14:12

  • “Así también vosotros; pues que anheláis dones espirituales, procurad abundar en ellos para edificación de la iglesia.”