Palm Sunday

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This story–Jesus’ story–never grows old. He is still what Easter is all about. I’ve begun a tradition each year of posting this short Easter meditation about Palm Sunday that I wrote several years ago and wanted to share it with you again. I pray it blesses and encourages you as you begin this Easter season of celebration.

Palm Sunday

by

Rebecca Barlow Jordan

They did not see Him coming. Not Him. They saw a hope re-kindled, an end to their injustice, an easier path to follow.

They waved their palm offerings, laid down their finest clothes, but they saw only a temporary king, not a Suffering Servant.

They sang alleluia from the depths of their hearts, and would have crowned Him there if they could. But they didn’t understand.

They didn’t see Jesus. Son of God. Messiah. Soon and Coming King. They misunderstood: His kingdom was not of this world.

Jesus knew. Astride on the back of a donkey, He knew why He had come.

The Son of God humbled Himself, set aside royalty, and exchanged Heaven’s robes for a towel and a basin of water.

He received their praise that day, but He saw their hearts, young and old alike.

And He wept for them.

And then He died for them.

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!'” Matthew 21:8-9 NIV

My Prayer for You

Lord Jesus, we acknowledge You as the Suffering Servant, the Son of God, the true Messiah–and the One who died so that we might have life. May the praise that we offer and the lives that we live give appropriate honor to You, Lord. And may the same servant spirit You showed us characterize our lives as well. Thank you for giving Your life for us! We owe everything to You!

Day-votedly Yours,

Rebecca

It’s Your Turn: What About You?

What does Jesus’ death mean to you? How will you celebrate Easter this year? Share your comments below. You could encourage someone today!

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Comments

9 Responses to “Palm Sunday”

  1. JASON FROM BORONIA VICTORIA on April 14th, 2011 9:18 pm

    Rebecca
    Eater means to me that Jessu Died for Me so that I can live a life in full.

  2. Sue Sutphin on April 12th, 2014 11:40 am

    Beautifully written.

  3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 12th, 2014 4:27 pm

    Thank you, Sue!!

  4. Marissa on March 24th, 2015 10:57 am

    beautiful. A most special gift

  5. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 26th, 2015 2:23 pm

    Yes, Marissa, Jesus is indeed a beautiful gift!!

  6. Raquel on March 20th, 2016 12:06 am

    Jesus death means that He died on the cross to provide the way
    for me to receive forgiveness from my sins. Since my penalty has
    already been pardoned,God will forgive all who put their trust in
    Jesus. Jesus death means that we have access to God!

  7. terri walton on March 20th, 2016 5:27 am

    This Easter season and everyday I want to learn more of our Lord Jesus Christ and how to apply that knowledge to my life. I want to learn to be an example of our Father’s love so other will wonder.

  8. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 21st, 2016 7:33 pm

    Raquel, thanks for sharing that beautiful truth!

  9. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 21st, 2016 7:34 pm

    A wonderful desire, Terri!

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