Palm Sunday and the Easter story, Jesus’ story, never grow old. Jesus 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.
Rebecca Barlow Jordan
On Palm Sunday…
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 and laid down their finest clothes, but they saw only a temporary king, not a Suffering Servant.
On Palm Sunday…
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.
On Palm Sunday…
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 Personal 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. On Palm Sunday and every day, 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!
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