The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 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!” 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” - Matthew 21:6-11
The people's cries of 'Hosanna' came from Psalm 118:25-26; LORD, save us! LORD, grant us
success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
From the house of the LORD we bless you.
Hosanna means "save now." Despite
what Jesus had foretold about his mission, the people were looking for a
military Messiah who would overthrow the Romans and restore Israel's independence.
When we say “Hosanna” are we looking at the
temporal or the eternal? Praise God! He can save us from our sin and
punishment, so that we may be with Him now and forever.