What is Palm Sunday? It is exactly one week before Easter, which is an exciting time for believers like me. Palm Sunday is such a sacred holiday commemorating the triumphant entry of our (my) Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, where he rode into town in sheer fashion on a donkey as crowds of supporters joyfully greeted him and spread out palm branches in his path as they melodically shouted ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’
The shouts of “Hosanna” meant “save now,” and the palm branches symbolized goodness and victory. Interestingly, at the end of the Bible, people will wave palm branches once again to praise and honor Jesus Christ. On a side note, I am grateful to have palm trees in my yard that serve as a daily reminder of God’s goodness.
He is blessed and has come in the name of the Lord! ‘Hosanna in the highest!’ When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’ The Jesus congregants who followed answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’ How awesome would it be if people got excited about us as we entered a room because of our good works, great reputation, and love for others.
Palm Sunday is significant because it represents the beginning of Holy Week, part of the Holy Season that really focuses on Jesus’ last days before he was crucified. The holiday is celebrated by almost all Christian denominations.
Today, no matter what your belief is, take time to reflect on the blessings of the day, Give thanks and be reminded of the reason for the Easter season! Among all the busyness that goes on, reflect on Jesus and His resurrection!
Happy Holy Week!
Move Forward In RIGHTeousness XOXO♥