“Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!” the crowds shouted as Christ triumphantly entered the holy city of Jerusalem for the last time. Save us, grant us blessing in the highest places. The Jewish people were a conquered people, they carried the brutal weight of the Romans on their back. They would be saved.
The whole city shook with the question of, “Who is this?” Who is this man, fully human yet fully divine? My question is during Holy Week is who is Christ to you?
What kind of God comes to this world, lives precisely the same way we do, lives a life of radical poverty, heals, teaches and allows the very same people he came to save to turn him over to be beaten, whipped, tortured and crucified?
A God of love does that. A God that has a radical love for his people, a love that is unheard of and that we can only scratch the surface of. During this holiest of days, let this question of who Christ is not be far from our hearts and minds.
Pastor Shawn, Seymour UMC