We expected a king, an iron fist who rules righteously before all men, but He came as a suffering servant. His triumphant entry into Jerusalem wasn’t in a chariot, on upon a white stallion, or upon the shoulders of men, but rather on the back of a unused, untrained, unworthy donkey. His position demanded much more, but He humbled himself, coming unlike we expected:
People cried out “Hosanna!” which means “save us!” Their hopes were deliverance from suppression from Roman rule. Christ knew what they needed to be saved from, and by means of the cross He did save them. Christ saved them not as they expected. Today we await His return, and this time it will be as a King. Have you received Him? Are you living as if He is coming soon?
“Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8, NASB95)