Hosanna to the King!
Our current sermon series in Isaiah introduced to us, Hezekiah. He was part of the last kings of Judah that scripture calls “good”. Only his descendant, Josiah, received the same commentary. The other six were considered evil. The last king of Judah was Zedekiah. After him, Judah did not have another legitimate king sitting on the throne for God’s people. Israel did have other kings that reigned from 140 BC up till 63 BC; however, they were not from the line of David. And during the time of Jesus, Herod and his sons were the “kings,” yet they too were not sons of David. So one can imagine the deep longing of the people in Jerusalem for a proper king upon the proper throne. We share the familiar feeling of knowing that things in this world are not presently set right, and we long for someone to make it as it should be. We need to look no farther than the Bible that reminds us that Jesus is God’s solution to set things right beginning in our hearts and continuing into this world. We, too, need a king. That King is Jesus.