Holy Week Day 1: Palm Sunday

Reflections on Palm Sunday: Holy Week With Jesus

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Suggested Readings: Zechariah 9:9 and Luke 19:28-40

On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem with his disciples riding a borrowed donkey. He arrived to much celebration, but it was the beginning of the end of his human life.

There's such a stark contrast between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. The crowd went from shouts of acclamation to cries of indignation. From welcoming Jesus as the messiah to demanding his death for insurrection.

They welcomed him as their Savior. And they should have, because he was. He entered Jerusalem that day knowing exactly what was going to happen. He knew what he was marching into. He knew that declaring himself the Messiah would get himself killed.

And yet, he did it anyway. For you. For me. For all of us.

Hosanna, indeed.

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