Throughout Christendom celebrations of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem will take place. (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:13). In some churches congregants will receive palm branches to symbolize this important and amazing moment in history. By his simple yet profound act, Christ set the stage for the greatest love story ever told. A story whose ending has already been written in eternity. This redemptive love story that began in a little town in Bethlehem with stops throughout Judea would end momentarily on Calvary. But not without going through Jerusalem. Riding on a lowly animal, Christ demonstrated that “no greater love than this that a man lay down his life for his friends”. (John 15:13) As branches and clothes were laid down for Him, our Savior prepared to lay down HIS all for us.
Happy Palm Sunday