Palm Sunday

Palm-sunday-Hosanna-to-the-king-of-kingsToday is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday also called Passion Sunday by some marks the time of Jesus’ coming into Jerusalem riding on a donkey, just as had been prophesied. People waved palm branches and placed their cloaks and palm branches on the road ahead of Jesus as he rode into town. In one week Jesus will face and conquer death on a cross for our sins.

Matthew 21:1-11

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Lord, bless us this week as we focus on Jesus and His obedience to you. Help us to be obedient just as He was so that we too may bring life to others. Thank you for the opportunity to not only be partners in your work, but to be sons and daughters of the Most High God. There is none that is greater than you. There is none that is more loving and caring. Help us to remember that without your saving grace sent through Jesus Christ that we would be nothing and would certainly see death. We praise your name this Passion Week as we remember all that your Son did for us so that we may be able to enter into your household, not as guests who leave, but as family who have inherited your Kingdom. We love you Father. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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