Save Us Now :: J D C
Have you ever come to a holding point in your life? A place where you say to yourself, “I need a miracle?” Have you ever felt as if you’re standing before a brick wall? A brick wall that’s proving relentless? Let’s take a brief journey back to 1BC when people of our faith were in great distress and see how they coped. If we sum up the four Gospels, you will find that the world was in chaos. The government was crooked, people lived in bondage, and the religious government was corrupt. The people only found hope from the prophets, and by way of testimonies (past and present). People witnessed martyrdom on a regular basis. Food was rationed and often hard to come by. There were several ailments without a cure, people without employment, and even more people without homes.
As you read these things you begin to wonder how we still progressed as a people. When I read these passages, I see so much selfishness, greed, hypocrisy, and tyranny. The people of Israel had gone for years seeing these things plague families, friends, comrades, and even innocent bystanders. Their only hope was that the God of Israel would send the Messiah, who would deliver them out of all their captivity.
As I read the book of Mark I became inspired. I was uplifted and found myself in a euphoric state of happiness.
When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
After reading this, you see a ray of hope. A sense of promise and virtue go out into the atmosphere. With all the turmoil and trauma plaguing the lives of the people, here comes Jesus, the promise they’ve awaited. The Messiah, who had been spoken of, was now coming to their cities and streets. The people shouted Hosanna, which translated in Hebrew means “Save Now.” It’s a cry of adoration. The people recognized that Jesus is so much bigger and more powerful than any problem they faced.
I encourage you to look at your situations; look at your trials with a new perspective. Smile, take a deep breath, and simply say Hosanna. I’m encouraged to take all my problems to Jesus and cry with excitement because I know what he can do.
Let me remind you of what Jesus said:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
With adoration and glee I can say Hosanna who comes in the name of our Lord. Save me now!!