Today is Palm Sunday. The day that Christians celebrate Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem. I think that the way Christ came to Jerusalem is very instructive for us. Though he had the right to all power and authority in heaven and on earth, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey colt, a humble pack animal. There was no traditional royal parade or military show of power, just a man on a simple animal. So simple but so powerful. Even in this humble entrance the crowds recognized Jesus for who he really is, the Son of David, the rightful King.
It has made me reflect on how I am entering into this week. Do I come to this journey through Jesus’ passion with pride or humility? Am I looking to show others how holy I am by the way I observe this week or am I looking for a humble but powerful encounter with my Savior? Will my eyes be open to see Jesus around me this week? Does my humility lead others to recognize Jesus as who he is?
What are you reflecting on this week?
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”