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Jesus's Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9

Today we as Christians celebrate Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King. Traditionally Palm Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday prior to the death and resurrection of Jesus (Easter).

When Israel was looking for their prophesied messiah to come they were looking for golden chariots and an honorable entrance. However, they failed to recognize Jesus because of His humility and humble stature. Therefore God hid the revelation of Himself from their eyes (Luke 19:40-44).

However the Bible tells us that who ever confesses that Jesus is Lord and believes God raised him from the dead, they will be saved (Romans 10:9, Matthew 10:32, Luke 12:8, Acts 2:24). And even greater blessed are those who have believed and yet have not seen Jesus (John 20:29).

The symbolic message of Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem is that only those who are humble in spirit (heart) are able to see and receive the king—the messiah.

“Blessed are those who are humble for they will inherit the kingdom.” Matthew 5:5

Therefore, as we celebrate Palm Sunday and Jesus’s death and resurrection, let us continuously follow in Christ example of humility that God may continue to open our eyes and ears to see and hear through our faith in Christ that we may be a blessing to those around us.

As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:35-38

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