Holy Week: Monday

I’m departing from my usual blog programming this week to bring you some helpful meditations and music for this week before Resurrection Sunday.

Today’s selection comes more appropriately for yesterday, perhaps.  It’s Andrew Peterson’s “Hosanna,” with lyrics reminiscent of Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

As we rehearsed this scene with the kids last week, we talked about how the Jews were expecting to be delivered not from their sins, but from Roman occupation.  Jesus revolutionized their lives in a completely different way.

You have crushed beneath your heel the vile serpent
You have carried to the grave the black stain
You have torn apart the temple’s holy curtain
You have beaten death at death’s own game

Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

(Matthew 21:8-11 ESV)
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