Palm Sunday

Christ's Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem by Bernhard Plockhorst

On Palm Sunday, Jesus arrived at Jerusalem riding on a donkey, where he was welcomed by cheering crowds. (The “Palm” in “Palm Sunday” refers to the tree branches that the crowds used to make a path for Jesus.) His arrival—often called the Triumphal Entry—fulfilled a prophecy by the Old Testament prophet Zechariah about the Messiah’s appearance in Jerusalem.

Matthew 21:1-11 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 5th 2020

6 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Oh yes, I almost didn’t realize the date. The days are running into each other.

    • CherryPie says:

      The days are running into each other which is worrying.

      Even though I knew we were supposed to be visiting Wells for the Easter weekend, travelling this this coming Thursday I almost forgot to post my Easter posts. Usually they are scheduled before I go away.

      I am glad that something triggered me to remember :-)

  2. Ginnie says:

    Lest we forget!

  3. Astrid says:

    It is what “the Yum List” says, days are running into each other…. but we should keep score and not forget.
    Stay safe.

    • CherryPie says:

      There is something evil going on in the world right now and I am not sure it is completely due to a virulent virus.

      There are perhaps other things at play hidden by the news of the virus and its spread.

      Currently I am praying for our PM.