When times are good, it’s easy to praise God. But when times are hard, it’s only natural to wonder where God is and why He isn’t saving us. It’s common for this dichotomy of feelings to exist in all of us, and Easter is a perfect example of this.
One Sunday, people laid palm branches on the road for Jesus and cried “Hosanna (save us!), Hosanna in the highest!” They were praising Him and crowning Him as king with the expectation He would deliver them from Roman rule. Yet in just a few short days, those same people put thorns on His head and nailed Him to a cross. Only they couldn’t recognize He was actually fulfilling their cry for salvation.