The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (Matthew 21:9 NIV)
Since the beginning of time, God has promised to save the people He has created because salvation is who He is. Throughout the Scriptures and in history, we see His hand deliver time and time again. We find the culmination of that promise in the person of God-incarnate: His Son, Jesus, whose own name means “the Lord saves” (see Matthew 1:21). We hear the cry for salvation on that first Palm Sunday as the crowd that went ahead of Jesus and those that followed Him shouted, “Hosanna,” or “Please Save Us!”
There were two groups on that Palm Sunday: the helpless who realized their need for salvation and the self-righteous who didn’t. While the former were expressing their need for a Savior, the latter objected to that cry (see Luke 19:37-40). Which one are you? Victory comes to those who recognize their need for a Savior. After all, the battle belongs to Him (2 Chronicles 20:15). All we have to do is stand firm and watch Him deliver us (Exodus 14:13). “Salvation belongs to the Lord,” so let Him save you today (Psalm 3:8, Psalm 62:1).