Have you ever wondered why the crowd that shouted ‘Hosanna” as the Lord rode on the donkey into the city of Jerusalem one day would cry out ‘crucify him’ within a few days? They expected Jesus to deliver them from the oppression of the Roman government. They expected Jesus to set up a new government whereby they would be free. They expected that Jesus would solve all of their problems and they would have everything that they wanted. As we know, this did not happen. Jesus did not meet the expectations of the people. Jesus was not the man they thought he was so they became angry at him and turned against him. Jesus was bringing the kingdom of God to earth. Jesus was concerned about the oppression they were under as a result of their sins. Jesus came to make a way for people to have eternal life, a life beyond this natural realm.
People today are still looking for a hero. They need a hero to make them feel good. Their hero allows them to escape reality and show them how good life could be. Unfortunately, their hero will only day prove that they are just another person who has imperfections just like they do. Many people still do not believe that Jesus came to give his life so that we might live. God so loved the world that He gave us a most precious gift – His only begotten Son.
If you are looking for a hero today, look at Jesus. Jesus will never fail you. He will prove to you that He is the way, the truth and the life and no man can come to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6)