Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday 10

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold your King is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. 8 Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. 9 The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
Hosanna in the highest!”
10 When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.” ~ Matthew 21:1-16 (NASB)

Heavenly Father, Jesus entered Jerusalem humbly as prophesied in the Old Testament. The priests and scribes couldn’t understand why the people honored Him or why Jesus cleaned the moneychangers and sacrifice vendors out of the temple. In their hollow religiosity, they thought Jesus was being sacrilegious and couldn’t believe that He had the power to forgive sins. Help me always to remember that Jesus is Your Son, of the same substance as You, the Second Person of the Trinity. Let me glorify Him and You in all I do. In His name. Amen.

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