Hosanna in the Highest

Long ago
On a young donkey
The Son of God
Fulfilled scripture
Concerning Himself
Behold your King
Comes to you
Meek upon
A young donkey
Alas – Who knew
A few knew
Messiah had come
To Jerusalem
To His people
Hosanna in the highest

Messiah – Savior
Jesus LORD
We know
He lives
Hosanna in the highest

By Carol Ann Hoel © April 17, 2011


Many praised Jesus on that day and laid palm branches for his donkey and disciples to walk on. Even then only His disciples knew who He really was, and even they didn’t fully understand His mission to die to set us free. The Jews welcomed their King that day, but as Savior, Jesus was misunderstood and despised by those He came to save.

Matthew 21:4-9 – All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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8 Responses to Hosanna in the Highest

  1. trisha says:

    it is a great lesson to us, to never judge a person by anything but his or her worth. what a timeless lesson.

    lots of love.


    • Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Yes, the people misjudged and misunderstood Jesus and His mission at that time. Since then God has revealed His Son to untold numbers, who have received Him as Savior and LORD, and are blessed forever. Blessings to you, Trisha…


  2. pattisj says:

    An excellent post as we celebrate Palm Sunday. They certainly didn’t understand the Master’s plan. I ponder the reactions sometimes, and wonder what I would have believed had I been there. Glad to have it all spelled out in the New Testament! Hope you had a great weekend, Carol.


    • Thank you, Patti. My weekend was good. I trust that yours was also. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.

      I’ve never thought about what it would be like to live in that time. What would I have thought about Jesus? I guess I’m glad to be here where I know Jesus as LORD and Savior. We live in exciting times. His second coming may be close at hand. May many more people receive Jesus very soon. Blessings to you, Patti…


  3. Carol Ann,
    I love this post! Especially since I’ve recently written a short story about the colt (donkey, depending on which Gospel you read). I have a question for you…how do you get your blog stuff copywritten?


    • Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I slipped over to your blog and read your short story. Very touching, indeed. And very unique.

      As I understand copyright, all one need do is display the copyright symbol and the date. This announces your ownership as its author. You may obtain information on recording a copyright at http://www.copyright.gov.

      Blessings to you…


  4. This passage always gives me comfort. As you said, even the disciples didn’t fully know what was going on. Sometimes, in my life, I wonder what His mission is because I can’t grasp the big picture. But I know, His plans are marvelous. That makes me smile and gives me peace. I love this post!


    • The Jews were expecting a Messiah to come. But they expected Messiah to be a military conqueror, one that would deliver them from Roman domination. They didn’t understand a Savior-Messiah, because they didn’t know that their sins had to be atoned for. The blood shed by animal sacrifices were only a shadow of the sacrifice demanded by Holy God to pay for sin. Jesus came to die and rise again, as the sacrifice for sin. His death would satisfy the wrath of God against sin, which Jesus would absorb for of us, in our place, bearing it to set us free from the curse of sin. Once Jesus paid for our sin, salvation could be offered to man, appropriated by faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. Sin cannot keep us from heaven, because Jesus paid for it. What keeps us out of heaven is not accepting, by faith, the sacrifice provided by God, His own dear Son.

      I hope I cleared some of the confusion. Blessings to you, Jessica…


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