Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest!”
The word Hosanna is a call to rescue. It can be translated as “Save!” or “Save us now!”
Even though the people who were shouting “Hosanna!” would end up murdering Christ just a week later, they had some special insight into something about his nature.
He is strong enough to save.
But beyond possessing the strength to save us, he also, by his very nature, strengthens us.
There is immense power in the name of Jesus. It’s glorious. Powerful. Magnificent.
And it is the very definition of glory, power, and magnificence.
Jesus is strength. When you have none left, go to him.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.