Today we shouted "Hosanna!" and waved the palm fronds. Soon enough, we will be shouting "Crucify him!" Our human nature will take over and Jesus will die for us. He will pay for our sins. On the third day he will rise again to complete our redemption. Psalm 118 speaks of the human strugle, the human struggle against human enemies, the human struggle in life. It speaks of God saving us from that struggle, from our humanity.
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!And there is prophesy:
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.And we are called to gratitude:
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.We pray:
Save us, we beseech you, O Lord! O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!And we rejoice:
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.