The Many Faces of Hosanna

Passage:Psalms 118:25-26

Category: Messiah

Today is Palm Sunday, and we celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem where the people shouted, "Hosanna!" This is a word we may be familiar with, but what does it actually mean? We can trace the unfolding of Holy Week by concentrating on this single word. Hosanna is found originally in the Psalms and meant, "Please save us". It also belies a deep disappointment that will come upon the people with regard to Jesus, but Hosanna also reveals Gods great plan of salvation all along.