“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you. The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:22-29
Psalm 118 is part of the Hallel, songs of praise from the Psalms, written hundreds of years prior, but used every year in the Passover.
Can we see the beauty here? Can we hear the fulfillment? Do we experience the Scripture coming to life before our very eyes?
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem on that Palm Sunday, He became the fulfillment of this Scripture. The people shouted, “Hosanna!” It means, “Save us!”
The crowds cried out. “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” It was prophesied here.
They held the boughs in their hands and waved the palm branches, foretold by these very verses.
God’s Word is true and every single word has its fulfillment. We can stand on that fact. We can trust our lives and souls to that truth.
Lord God, thank You for truth fulfilled and eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to experience the wonder of it all.