“Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.” Zechariah 9:9 NLT
Today is Palm Sunday, and I want to write to you tonight on the significance of this day. As we read this verse in the book of Zechariah, we can put ourselves in some dirty sandals and watch from the crowd, in awe of what was to come. From the gates of Jerusalem, you and I can see a donkey carrying on his back the Man of Heaven. The Man who healed so many lame and broken souls. The Man who helped sinners to become saved. The Man who rose the dead inside of you and I. The Man who you I didn’t know at the time, was sent down to be crucified by…you and I.
Can you just imagine you are Jesus for a moment? Can you just grasp on the fact that these people were raising palm branches, celebrating Him as their friend, only for them to start raising fists at Him a week later? Now, I don’t want to put a damper on this day, but that is the logistics of this unfortunately.
Good news for you and I, we have something to celebrate every Palm Sunday. We can decorate our homes and churches because Jesus is ALIVE and WORTH CELEBRATING!
For a moment, think of yourself being apart of that crowd. Think of all the times Jesus has been faithful to you. Think of all the times where He comforted you in your agony, when a simple song or prayer from a loved one helped heal your open wounds. Let’s all celebrate as if Jesus was riding on a donkey colt into our city right now!