Today in churches children will enter worship services carrying palm leaves whether real or made of paper and shouting out Hosanna. It makes for a cute endearing moment as parents and grandparents watch. Today is Palms Sunday the Sunday we commemorate Jesus entering Jerusalem and people throwing palm leaves on the road shouting Hosanna.
The people were looking to Jesus to be the Messiah who would drive the Romans out and restore Israel. They were looking to Jesus to become King of Israel. They wanted Jesus to save them from the Roman occupation and tyranny. But Jesus knew before going into Jerusalem what was going to happen. He knew the crowd that would shout Hosanna while he entered would turn around and shout Give Us Barabbas five days later.
He told his disciples what was going to happen in Matthew 20:17-18:
Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”
Jesus knew he would be tortured and crucified. He knew the suffering he would endure to become our Savior. He knew it all and he chose to enter Jerusalem anyway.
That is what I will remember during worship service at my church this morning. My focus will be on Jesus knowing all that was about to happen and choosing to enter, choosing to save us from sin and eternal separation from God.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
15 thoughts on “Palms Sunday- What I Will Focus On”
I’ll remember the same, Matt. His death conquered everything. Hosanna!!!
How are you today?
Will you travel for Easter or stay home?
Happy Holy Monday, my dear brother! My heart and soul are filled with joy, even if my body hurts. I’m on new medicine for my back (I’ve injured it many times and suffer with the outcomes several times a year~not knowing I had cancerous tumors down my spine). I think my body “let down” after my trip to see family, lol. I have blood Friday and from what I saw my platelets were up! Praise God! I’m expecting a call today to see if they can “boost” me as red, white (are low) , and hemoglobin still only 9. The treatments have caused irreparable damage to my bone marrow (I have a blood disorder). With all that said, I take one hour at a time and cherish every moment. Praise God for his healing power! He has us! I know you KNOW because of all you’ve been through! I’ve had two near death experiences and trauma! But Christ always wins out and Satan is defeated. I speak life, Matt! I declare HIS power over me and over you! I try so hard to get “out” and use my words and actions to represent Christ and share his love. I need to stay mobile, brother! My next treatment (finally) will be April 13th. No matter what, Christ is my ultimate healer! I live with joy in my heart everyday with this truth! Know I pray for you and for health and continued healing! Thank you for all you do for God’s Kingdom!! Many blessings for strength and stamina in tackling your daily routines, teaching, and supporting others!
You are constantly in my prayers little sister I admire how you keep your faith in Jesus going through the ordeals of battling cancer. Sending you a big brother hug.
Matt, it means so much to me! Jesus is my everything, brother! I feel the hug and prayers! It makes my heart and soul smile! YOU keep on keeping on!
Oh! Tee hee! For Easter I’m staying home. My parents and sisters are now within 30 minutes. My sons and their families will be at their homes, further away. Will you travel?
I will stay home but visit some friends 🙂
Oh good!! 🙏🏻🤗
So grateful for the obedience of Jesus to his Father, to redeem us. Praise the Lamb who was slain from before the foundation of the world!
So thankful for Jesus’ selfless act. He is indeed the greatest gift we have been given. All glory to God.
Absolutely the greatest gift 🙂
Amen! May we appreciate the facts surrounding Christ’s final walk to Calvary’s cross.
His suffering on our behalf