And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
As Jesus enters Jerusalem for the last time, people lay their cloaks and palm branches on the road as they worship Him as the messiah.
The people didn’t understand fully who Jesus was, but it didn’t stop them from worshipping him. Something that sticks out to me is how they used what they had. Nothing is regal about this. No stallion, just a colt. No red carpet, just some cloaks and palm branches. However it is a powerful moment in which people gave what they had to honor Jesus. I think there are a couple lessons we can learn from this…
-Understanding everything fully about Jesus is not a prerequisite to honor or worship Him. The people along the road knew enough to honor Him. Sometimes people hold back worship of Jesus because they don’t understand everything about Him. The people in the story didn’t wait until everything made sense. They knew enough to honor Him.
-They didn’t have much but they gave what they had. Worship is setting our minds attention and our hearts affection on Jesus. Whether we have a lot or nothing to our name we all can worship Jesus. We just give what we have.
Jesus I love you. I am grateful to worship you. I worship you with what we have. Everything I have is yours and I lay it at your feet.