Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hoshana, Please Save Us

In Israel people are preparing for a very important week: Friday is Passover and Sunday is Resurrection Morning. This year the celebration of Yeshua's death and resurrection line up with the Hebrew calendar so the anticipation for this weekend is thick.
Last Sunday we participated in the pilgrimage walk from the Mount of Olives to the Old City, through the Lion's Gate. Thousands of people were there: Orthodox Christians, Arab Catholics, Roman Catholics, Franciscans, Protestants and different ethnicities as well. Some groups sang or read scripture and many had large palm branches that they waved. It was about a two hour walk and we enjoyed walking through this area of the city, feeling the excitement of the day and explaining different things to Cassidy.

As we approached the entrance at the Old City and passed the tombs Tom recalled the passage about Yeshua's return to the east quoted in Zechariah 14:4 & 9, "On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which lies to the east of Yerushalayim; and the Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, to make a huge valley...Then ADONAI will be king over the whole world. On that day ADONAI will be the only one, and his name will be the only name."

Once we got close to the Old City the crowd became more dense and Tom put Cassidy on his shoulders. Entering the Lion's Gate shoulder to shoulder amongst so many people with Yeshua at the forefront of our minds was a meaningful moment. According to Ezekiel 44 when He returns He will come through the Golden Gate again (not the Lion's Gate), but the Muslims have closed off this though that will stop Him!

We hope this season will remind you of G-d's faithfulness to His people -- from the exodusout of Egypt to the resurrection of the Messiah, He is the same powerful Creator who calls us into covenantel relationship with Himself! Hosanna in the highest.


  1. guys this is so great!!! man! i dont really know what to say its so great...

    miss you lots and hope your learning lots!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, Jeremy. It was really fun to be there! Miss you too.

  3. The music was beautiful! I could listen to it over and over again! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Colleen, it was so much fun to hear the voices and instruments as we walked all over. I'm glad we were able to share it with you. Hope you're doing well and feeling great.