Palm Sunday

The first time I heard the term “Palm Sunday”. I was asked to fill in as a teacher for children’s church. This was a class full of 3 and four year olds and I had no children of my own! I was pretty panicked to say the least. I genuinely had no clue what to say but thankfully our children’s minister brought me some material to go through.

I am ashamed to say I didn’t recall what Palm Sunday was before this day.

Along with those 3 and 4 years olds I learned something new!

That was about 5 years ago. In the last 5 years I’ve learned so much more about the Bible. In December when my friend asked me about doing a blog spotlight on Holy Week, I was brought back to that feeling I had before Palm Sunday when I knew nothing about the topic.

Panic and anxiety set in but it led to a genuine desire to learn more about the most important week in our history. The week our Savior arrived in Jerusalem as the blameless, spotless, sacrificial lamb.

All four of the gospels talk about the “Triumphal Entry”, today I am looking at Matthews account in Matthew 21: 1-11 Im gonna paraphrase

When they (Jesus and the disciples) arrived near Jerusalem, Jesus sent two disciples to retrieve a donkey and her colt. When they returned he got on the colt and rode in Jerusalem. This would fulfill prophecy from Zech 9:9 “Behold your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey”

Upon riding into to town there was a large crowd singing and praising and laying down palm branches for him to cross over. Hence the name “Palm Sunday”

A beautiful image comes to mind of Jesus on that donkey with all the people singing His praise. My mind is also flooded with symbolism of what Jesus was on that day. This same day was the day a sacrificial lamb would be chosen for the upcoming passover feast. A celebratory feast that dated back to the first passover in Exodus. The celebration of the angel of the lord passing over the homes of those who sacrificed a pure lamb and placed the blood on the doors of their homes. The blood that saved their first born child.

This lamb would be the ultimate sacrifice. He was innocent, but his life was necessary. HIs blood would soon be displayed on the cross, the blood that would bring salvation to all who believe.

Over the next week, you will see daily blogs about Holy Week. I have some guest bloggers who picked a day and wrote beautiful words to help you dig deep and think about the events that took place from Sunday to Sunday.

I pray you will daily thank God for each event that occurred and fulfilled numerous prophecies. I pray you’ll look at Jesus in a new light and get a better understanding of the sacrifice made for you.

Written by Emily Yeager

Author and creator of Life2drybones.com

3 Replies to “Palm Sunday”

  1. I love Palm Sunday! It is a reminder to me how detailed God is. How thought out we are were to Him.
    This morning, I borrowed the palm leaves we used this weekend for second grade connect.
    I was suddenly struck with word palm. One day, He was highly anticipated and praised with palm leaves as He entered. The same week, nails pierced His own palms. Now, we praise Him for those palms.

  2. I love Palm Sunday! It is a reminder to me how detailed God is. How thought out we are were to Him.
    This morning, I borrowed the palm leaves we used this weekend for second grade connect.
    I was suddenly struck with word palm. One day, He was highly anticipated and praised with palm leaves as He entered. The same week, nails pierced His own palms. Now, we praise Him for those palms.

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