And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9 ESV)
As we celebrate Palm Sunday today we see how the crowd sang Jesus’ praises saying “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” They shouted it out. Everyone in the crowd was for Jesus. They recognized Him as the Son of David, the messiah, the chosen one. But it took only a few short days for the crowd to turn on Jesus and demand that He be crucified.
The crowd is always fickle. Jesus did not base His ministry or actions based on what the crowd wanted. He did what God the Father wanted. As Christians we need to be above the crowd. We too need to do what God wants. That will not always be popular. Many times we will suffer scorn and ridicule because we follow God. But we can always be assured that God will never change.
The crowd changes, God does not. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Have a blessed day,