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Jesus’ Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

“Tell the daughter of Zion,

Look, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”



1. Take some time to go outside for a walk. During this time, imagine Jesus riding in on a donkey.  You may be curious about the word that everyone was shouting at Jesus as He rode into Jerusalem that day; “Hosanna”.  This word means, “Save me!”  We all need to be rescued from something in our lives.  When you are outside imagining Jesus on his donkey, shout out loud or internally (whatever you are comfortable with) your “Hosanna’s” to Him.  Invite this Savior riding into Jerusalem to save you and rescue you from something.  Hosanna from a broken relationship, Hosanna from cancer, Hosanna from a hurt, Hosanna from my fear, Hosanna from my sin!  You can see why this experience was so meaningful for people. We all need to be saved, and thankfully, Jesus is the person that came to do just that!
2. Have you ever felt misunderstood or seen in a way that isn't who you are?  The people welcoming Jesus misunderstood his intentions and saw a Messiah of their own creation.  What were Jesus' intentions coming to Jerusalem?  What did He come to do as King?  Ask Jesus to help you see Him as He is, giving up the ways you want to mold Him into your own image of who you think He should be.