Yesterday, with it being Palm Sunday, we sang "Hosanna" and Becca read the scripture of Jesus riding into Jerusalem the week before His death, and the people cried out "Hosanna in the highest!" "Hosanna" is an offering of highest praise, and yet the people didn't even know Him. They knew He had come to save them, to be their Messiah, but they had their own ideas of what that would look like, and they felt so strongly about those ideas, that when Christ died, they flat out abandoned and rejected Him. They had no idea...
Am I crying out "Hosanna" yet really having no idea the depths of His mercy?
When I saw Hillsong United at Passion, Brooke Fraser prayed that Hosanna passage over us, and she prayed that our lives would be Hosanna, that our lives would be an offering of highest praise. Yesterday, when I sang the second verse, I sang it over my church... "I see a generation, rising up to take their place with selfless faith. I see a near revival stirring as we pray and seek, we're on our knees." As I sang, I prayed that we would be the Church we were meant to be.. that we would move out of the way and allow God to work. We put up such a fight, willing for things to go our way, completely forgetting that He is sovereign.
May our lives be an offering of Hosanna.