John 12: Hail to the King

 “The news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city.  A large crowd of Passover visitors took Palm branches and went down the road to meet Him.  They shouted, “Praise God!  Blessings on the One who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hail to the King of Israel!”  John 12:12-13. (NLT)

We know this as the Triumphal Entry!   Jesus fulfills prophecy by entering  the city riding on a young donkey!  The news of Lazarus was spreading and many people came out to see Him.  Jesus knows this is all part of His purpose and He will soon be arrested and crucified.

I’m moved today by the words “Hail to the King!”  A reminder to me today that Jesus IS the King!  He is King of Kings!  His Kingdom will not end, it is eternal.  And more for me today, He is MY King!

Hail to the King! Praise His Holy name!  Glory and honor be to Him.  Hallelujah!  Worthy is the King!  I exalt Him and glorify His Majesty!   He was and is and is to come!  There is no one greater!

I pray today that my faith would be strengthened.  I pray today for a renewed hope and a greater awareness of His presence in and around me.  I pray that His praise will ever be on my lips.  Amen.

What is God speaking to you today in chapter 12 of John?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.