The triumphal entry into Jerusalem begins Holy Week. It is recorded in all 4 gospels which speaks of its significance in the life of Jesus, his disciples and us too. Here is the event as recorded by John in John 12:12-16. “The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, “Do not be afraid , O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him.”
The roads were crowded that day as many pilgrims were coming to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration. They wanted Jesus to be their King and throw off the Roman rule. However, as they last verse tells us they did not know and understand all these things that went on or all the prophesies that were fulfilled until Jesus had risen from the dead and then ascended into heaven. After those events, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell the believers and He taught and reminded them of all the things they had said and done with Jesus. I’m sure they were totally amazed as they looked back on the 3 years they spent with Him and what He had said. What about you? Do you have things you now understand about God that were totally a mystery until you became a believer? I know I do and things continue to become more clear the longer I walk with the Lord and study His Word. Have a blessed Palm Sunday and proclaim Him as Lord today!
Shouting out with prasises today,