Dear Church Family,
As you already very well know, Sunday is celebrated throughout the Christian world as “Palm Sunday” in remembrance of when Jesus made what is called His “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem.
So enthusiastic were the people in welcoming Him that crowds lined the streets, throwing flowers, and spreading their cloaks on the road as a carpet for Him. And following the traditional method of welcoming kings, they cut palm branches and waved them in the air before Him.
In the face of such an incredible event, the Pharisees who had been plotting against Jesus cried out in despair, “Look how the whole world has gone after Him!” (John 12:19)
But we also know how quickly everything changed. In just a few days the shouts of “Hosanna!” turned into “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” And crucify Him they did.
Max Lucado writes, ‘Jesus died…on purpose. No surprise. No hesitation. No faltering. The journey to Jerusalem didn’t begin in Jericho. It didn’t begin in Galilee. It didn’t even begin in Bethlehem. The journey to the cross began long before. As the echo of the crunching of the fruit was still sounding in the garden, Jesus was leaving for Calvary.’
Jesus began a journey that has so much power and purpose for us today. This Sunday we are going to look at the story of Palm Sunday and to celebrate the coming of Easter we have a special gift for everyone attending.
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.