The disciples went and did exactly what Jesus told them to do. They led the donkey and colt out, laid some of their clothes on them, and Jesus mounted. Nearly all the people in the crowd threw their garments down on the road, giving him a royal welcome. Others cut branches from the trees and threw them down as a welcome mat. Crowds went ahead and crowds followed, all of them calling out, "Hosanna to David's son!" "Blessed is he who comes in God's name!" "Hosanna in highest heaven!"
As he made his entrance into Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken. Unnerved, people were asking, "What's going on here? Who is this?"
The parade crowd answered, "This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth in Galilee." - Matthew 21: 6-11 (The Message)
The song we've chosen to feature today is one we've used before, but we wanted a song appropriate to what we will be celebrating today. Penned by Brooke Ligertwood (nee Fraser), it's proof that the words shouted by the crowd that day in Jerusalem are no less relevant today as we exalt Jesus.
The big difference of course is that we know where this story is leading; to the cross, then the grave, then ultimately to the miracle of God's grace - enjoy Hosanna: