A Joyful Palm Sunday to you

A joyful Palm Sunday to you:

Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem to the roar of the crowds that proclaim him Messiah and King.

The passage is from Matthew 21, saying:

“1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them], and bring [them] unto me. 3 And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, Meek, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass. 6 And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus appointed them, 7 and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon. 8 And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” Matthew 21

On the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles, all of the people would wave palm branches and glorify God proclaiming his inevitable salvation from the passages in Psalm 118 saying:

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:

20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

23 This is the Lord‘s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

Just as Saul was replaced as King and David ordained, so Herod and Pilate were being replaced and Jesus declared Lord in accordance with the scriptures. A new King had come and the people were giving due proclamation that the King is here – and his kingdom in an eternal kingdom that will cover the earth like a flood, and that every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

At the end of the day, everybody has a king. We all choose one. Just make sure you choose the right one because the world is flooded with them.
So wave your palm branches and rejoice – because your king has come.

 

 

 

Neiswonger