“What does the word hosanna really mean?
In the New Testament, Jesus entered into Jerusalem as their King, riding on a donkey’s colt.”
…And the multitude that went before and that followed cried saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest’.” And, later on that day, when Jesus was in the temple, the courtyard of the temple was full of children crying out, “Hosanna to the son of David.”
This made the priests very angry. They wanted Jesus to stop the children’s mouths, and they said to Him, “Don’t you know what these little ones are saying?”
Jesus answered, “Yes, haven’t you ever read, ‘Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise’? Jesus quoted this from Psalm eight.
What made the Priests so angry was that they knew very well what Hosanna meant and where it came from. It is a quote from Psalm 118 and verse 25.
Hosanna is a prayer that can only be said to Jehovah. These children were calling Jesus the Son of David and Jehovah, just as Jeremiah had done in Chapter 23, verses 5 and 6. Hoasanna means, “Save us! please!”
-Since we, as believers are already saved and redeemed, it is an echo of our gratitude to God, a thanks to Him in worship for rescuing us.
Join our Sawgrass team this weekend as we lift up His name “Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest”