We are three days away to celebrate the Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week, which commemorates the events leading up to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
The origin of Palm Sunday can be traced back to the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, just a few days before his crucifixion. According to the Bible, Jesus rode on a donkey as he entered the city, while a very large crowd greeted him by spreading their cloaks on the road, waving palm branches and laying them on the road as a sign of honor and victory. This event fulfilled the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, which foretold that the Messiah would come humbly riding on a donkey.
As Jesus enter into the city, the people jubilantly shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David…Hosanna in the highest heaven!”. The transliteration of the Hebrew term “Hosanna” means, “save, we pray!”, “Oh save now!” or “please save!” which became an exclamation of praise. The Bible teaches that Jesus came into the Lord to save sinners by sacrificing Himself as an atonement for the sins of the whole world and conquering death by resurrection on the third day.
May this Palm Sunday be the occasion that you and your family would welcome Jesus as your King and Savior. Amen!