What is Palm Sunday all about?
Palm Sunday is one week before the resurrection of Jesus. It is the last Sunday of Lent and the first day of Holy Week. It is a day we use in remembrance of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem which is known as the triumphal entry. The triumphal entry is mentioned in various books of the Bible including Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This shows us how very significant it is.
This day remains significant to Christmas all over the world! On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem. Jesus’ disciples set their cloaks on the donkey so that Jesus could sit. The people of Jerusalem all praised Jesus as he entered the town. They referred to him as the “King who comes in the name of the Lord” as mentioned in the Bible. The people of Jerusalem looked upon Jesus as their King and the person who would free them from the Romans. Jesus instead freed them of their sins by giving his life for them and all of humanity. Jesus gave his life so that we will have eternal life. Therefore, Palm Sunday is a celebration of the beginning of Holy Week which led to our everlasting salvation.
Bible Verses About Palm Sunday
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. …
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”[a
When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” …
“Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
- Main Image: Brooke Lark on Unsplash