It’s the first Palm Sunday, and here comes Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowds begin to shout “Hosanna! Hosanna!” The old donkey pricks up his ears. Some in the crowd throw their coats in the road; others spread out palm branches.
“Well!” says the donkey, switching a fly off a mange patch. “I had no idea they really appreciated me like this! Listen to those hosannas, would you. I must really be something!”
Friends, if anybody comes around after the service saying, “Wow! That was terrific!”— they’re not actually saying hosanna to you.
All you did was bring Jesus to them.
—A. W. Tozer (cited by Anne Ortlund, Up with Worship, 169-70)