Yes. Today we remember Jesus choosing to enter into Jerusalem. Its a very symbolic event.
The Hebrews remembered their celebration of The Feast of Sukkot. One of the things they did as part of their celebration was to wave palm branches and recite Psalm 118
(… vs5. In my distress I prayed to the Lord,
and the Lord answered me and set me free.
6 The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?…
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, Lord, please save us.
Please, Lord, please give us success.
26 Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God, shining upon us.
Take the sacrifice and bind it with cords on the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you!
You are my God, and I will exalt you!
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.)
Some scholars believe that it wasn’t necessarily the time for the Festival of Sukot but the people were making that connection to Jesus Christ as their saviour, the one who comes to save.
Jesus had taught them many things about God, Jesus had performed many miracles among them and Jesus had simply loved upon them.
And as Jesus came riding on a donkey- a cultural symbol of the Romans (the then ruling power) for authority it symbolized who Jesus was/is. He is the King of all kings.
Today as I remember this event, I pause to see my saviour’s love for me. His choice to save me, give me a way to live with Him forever. Knowing very well that the leaders of the then church saw Him as a threat to their belief system Jesus put His love for me /for us above all else.
how can I remain silent. How can I not respond saying Hosanna
So I choose today to say
… and if we remain silent… the rocks will cry out..