“The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:12-13 NIV
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday. Most of us across our country will not be able to go to our churches because of the virus spreading in our cities and towns. But we will still celebrate Jesus last journey into Jerusalem over 2000 years ago!
Jesus rides a lowly donkey into Jerusalem that day, Isaiah’s prophecy fulfilled.
Masses of people crowd the streets, talking about Jesus, excitedly thrilled.
People cover the road with cloaks and palm branches, welcoming their king.
“Hosanna!” And blessings fill the air as the people shout praises and sing.
The people want an earthly king to fight the Romans and drive them out.
But God’s plan, Jesus’ plan, is something different, better, without a doubt!
Jesus comes to save, not just Israel, but the whole world, any who believe.
Jesus comes to sacrifice His life for us, and on a cross, He would succeed.
Jesus comes to us today, to offer His love, salvation and everlasting life.
This week, draw a picture of Jesus coming into Jerusalem and the people singing, “Hosanna!” (which means save us, please) Share the picture with your parents and family. Talk about how Jesus comes to save us all!
Blessings as you remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem that Palm Sunday so long ago! And added blessings and prayers as we know that Jesus still comes today to call us to Him.