Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King – Triumphant Entry
Palm Sunday Jesus

Matthew 21:8
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

The Palm Sunday is so significant in the ministry of Jesus on earth that it is mentioned in all the four Gospels. Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing full well that He was going to die; to offer as a sacrifice Himself for the sins of all mankind.

 

The people threw cloaks and palm branches in the path as an act of homage to recognise His royalty as the promised Messiah. They cheered Him thinking it was His time to overthrow and free them from the cruel Roman rule and restore Israel independence as a military Messiah. They had not understood what kind of Messiah He was despite living among them and listening to His teachings. By riding a donkey, Jesus was demonstrating that he was not a political hero but a gentle, humble servant King.

Prayer

Jesus, may our vision be broad to understand that you came to triumph over a much greater enemy than our current life’s challenges and daily needs. You came to overthrow the enemy of our souls—Satan. You came to defeat the power of sin and death. Jesus, you came as the Messiah-King, to save our souls and to give us eternal life.