12 On the next day a great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 They took branches of palm trees, and went out to meet Him, and cried out:“Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!”
14 Then Jesus, having found a young donkey, sat on it. As it is written:
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; see, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.”
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first. But when Jesus was glorified, they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
17 Now the crowd that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness.
18 The crowd went and met Him for this reason: They heard that He had performed this sign.
19 So the Pharisees said among themselves, “See, you are gaining nothing! Look, the world has followed Him!”
Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem that day was the beginning of many curved roads that eventually lead to plots, lies, deceit, betrayal, denial, false accusations, mock trials, pain, beatings, sufferings, mockery, torture, rejection, false charges, guilty verdicts and eventually death on the cross on Golgotha hill.
The crowd who shouted "Hosanna, Hosanna" on that day were crying out for salvation, and that’s exactly why Jesus had come.
Within a week of hearing "hosanna, Hosanna" Jesus would be hanging on a cross.
"Hosanna, Hosanna" on the day of the triumphal entry and a few days later the cry was "CRUCIFY HIM, CRUCIFY HIM"!
Jesus' birth and triumphant entry into Jerusalem was the beginning of an open door for all who would believe and receive.
Yes, Jesus' birth and entry into Jerusalem was the commission and His death and resurrection a few days later was the invitation to the cry of "Salvation" that was heard from the crowd on that 'GREAT" day He entered into Jerusalem.
What does Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem means to you? What is your cry concerning it on today?