Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, marks the beginning of Holy Week.
Today, Christians around the world celebrate the commemoration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, mentioned in each of the four Gospels.
The Old Testament prophecied Palm Sunday in Zechariah 9:9 – “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
After the prophecy is reported, John writes, “His disciples did not understand these things at first, but, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him” John 12:16.
As prophecied in the Old Testament, Jesus entered the city with humility, riding on a donkey.
He did not come as a King with carriages and marching bands and horns or a parade of cars with security ahead and behind, with police blocking the road as we see today.
Jesus knew He would be tried and crucified and welcomed His fate to rise from the grave and save us from sin!
Throughout this Holy Week, let us walk together as children of God in remembrance of Jesus’ last days.
Let us praise God for sending His Son to earth. Let us remember Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. Let us clebrate our eternal life in Christ through faith.
Let us simply experience the wonder of Jesus, the Lord of all, who does His work in humility.
Today we Rejoice. We Sing. We Praise.
Why? Because God comes to us in humility. Jesus comes today to bring us salvation, but He chooses to be here in humble ways.
So in our lives today, know that God comes in ways which are humble and quiet.
God Bless Palm Sunday in Samoa and around the Globe.
Here is the account of Mathew from the Bible describing the passage of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem.
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King – The Triumphal Entry
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” – Matthew 21:1-11
Read more Palm Sunday Scriptures, including the retold accounts in the gospels of John, Mark and Luke.