“They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!’” Matthew 21:7-9
A stone-walled road from the Mt. of Olives, a date palm, and a donkey.
Palm Sunday is this coming Sunday. This is the day we celebrate Jesus and His disciples arriving in Jerusalem. They came to observe the Passover. Jerusalem was over flowing with lots and lots of people who had also come to honor God at Passover.
Jesus rode humbly to Jerusalem on a lowly donkey.
To fulfill Zechariah’s five-hundred-year-old prophecy.
The disciples laid their cloaks on the donkey’s back.
And Jesus rode atop that colorful, clothing stack.
People began to gather as they descended the mount.
As they saw Jesus, more arrived, too many to count.
They threw down their cloaks across the steep road,
And added cut palm branches as Jesus slowed.
The people hailed Jesus as their king when He came.
They shouted, “Hosanna!” and blessed His name.
The praises rang out in Jerusalem that long-ago day.
And we continue the praise songs every Palm Sunday.
The people thought Jesus would be an earthly king and free them from Roman rule. But Jesus came to Jerusalem to die on the cross for all of us. He is our heavenly King!
This week praise God for His Son, Jesus, who gave Himself for us all! Draw a picture of the Palm Sunday parade from the Mt. of Olives to the city of Jerusalem. Share it with your family and tell them what you learned about Palm Sunday.
If you want to share your Palm Sunday picture with others, ask your parents to send it by email or Facebook messenger and it will be posted on the Kids Gallery page.
Blessings and praises for Palm Sunday!