Palm Sunday. The “kick-off” of Holy Week. My favorite time of the year. This week marks the culmination of Jesus’ time on earth spent teaching, healing and building relationships. This week we celebrate the gracious gift of reconciliation God provided to the lost world. This week we are reminded of Jesus Christ’s intercession between fallen man and Holy God. This week we rejoice in the blessed assurance that if we admit we’re sinners, accept that Jesus is the only way, and repent we will have VICTORY!!!
The Triumphant Entry
This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said, “Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.’” (Matthew 21:4, 5 NLT)
Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord ! Praise God in highest heaven!” (Matthew 21:9 NLT)
Many of them were sure he had come to be their literal earthly king. They didn’t realize what he had actually come to accomplish for all the generations to come. But as he rode into Jerusalem on what is now called Palm Sunday, Jesus knew all that would occur in the next seven days. Hallelujah! Our king has come!