Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A Song that Speaks...

Hosanna, Brooke Fraser

I see the king of glory
Coming down the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see his love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a new revival
Staring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees, we're on our knees

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what is yours
Everything I am for your kingdom's cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

"Hosanna. God save us." That's what they shouted when Jesus rode in on Palm Sunday. Celebration. Praise. Awe. All that and more. I think it was also a plea. For hundreds of years, for generations, the people of Israel had been hoping for the Messiah who would come a redeem them, restore them and free them. This man, this Jesus, was the one they were putting their hope in and so with everything in them, they shouted "Hosanna. Hosanna in the Highest. We believe in you. We believe you are the One we've been waiting for. We put our hope and our trust and our faith in you. We ask you to do all that was promised. God save us."

Thousands of years later, the cry is the same.

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