The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, 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 of him and had been done to him.
Food For Thought:
This is a familiar passage of Scripture for many. Jesus is riding on a donkey and his death on the cross is impending. As modern readers of this Scripture, we know what is coming. Think about a celebration that has turned into something else. Seek to celebrate one person today by blessing them with the gift of your presence, your money, your time, your help, etc…
Sovereign God, you have established your rule over the human heart, not by force but by the servant example of Jesus Christ. Move us by your Spirit to join the joyful procession of those who confess Christ Jesus with their tongues and praise him with their lives. In your precious name we pray, Amen.