Palm Sunday has always touched my heart. The visual of praising Jesus as the King of Kings from our mouths and then to yell "crucify Him" from the same mouths less than one week later just puts me on my face before an awesome God. Whenever I might lift my "spiritual pride" up before those around me, I am humbled by the memory of the events that occurred on the week that led to the cross. I am the same sinner that can cry out, "Praise be to the King of Kings" and quickly also stand with the taunt of "Crucify Him."
He paid the price on the cross for my sins. My past, present and future sins....they were nailed to the cross on the same week that He was brought into the city with chants of "Blessed is the King who comes in the Name of the Lord."
"And those who went before, and those who followed after, were crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"
And answering again, Pilate was saying to them, "Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?" And they shouted back, "Crucify Him!" Mark 15:12-13
This week I focus on the unmerited gift that was given to me at the price of His blood on the cross and I lift up my voice with Hosanna!