“In the Temple, He found the merchants selling oxen, sheep, and doves; also the moneychangers sitting there. Then He made a whip of cords and drove them all out…” – John 2:14-15
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me…”
This week, as I remember the events leading up to the crucifixion, I reflect on how Christ “cleansed the temple”of moneychangers and how, because of His love, and by His blood, we too can be made clean and renewed by His Holy Spirit.
It’s very timely, and interesting too, to know that the Hebrew word for Hosanna is
Hoshiana which means “ Please save!”
And so, this Palm Sunday, as we remember what Christ has done for us, we can again say:
“LORD please save!”
“Hosanna in the Highest!”
“Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD!”
“No guilt in life, No fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.”
“In Christ Alone” – By Getty and Townsend – Sung by Adrienne Liesching
“Look unto Me and be saved all the ends of the earth.
For I am God and there is no other.”
Who foretold this from ancient time?
Who declared it of old?
Is it not I, ADONAI?
There is no other God and a Savior–
There is none beside Me!
Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth.
For I am God — There is no other.”
“The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you
And give you peace.”
– Numbers 6:24-26
“The voice of the LORD is over the waters…”
“…He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” and the wind ceased and there was a great calm.”
-Psalm 29:3, Mark 4:39