The Triumphal Entry Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Matthew 21:6-11 records, "The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7and brought the donkey and the cold, and laid on them their garments, on which He sat. 8And most of the multitude spread their garments in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees, and spreading them in the road. 9And the multitudes going before Him, and those who followed after were crying out, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David, Blessed is HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!" 10And when He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?" 11And the multitudes were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee." Palm Sunday is the Sunday that Christians observe the Triumphal Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem for the last time. Their shouts of praise would turn into shouts of anger less than 5 days later. Their palm branches would become torches, signifying the hatred that began to burn within them because they felt betrayed and misled. This man claimed to be their Messiah but he didn’t do what they had expected.
Too many people come to Christ with the same attitude that the Jews had. They want a Messiah who will give them what they expect, a life of peace, safety, health, prosperity and happiness. While Jesus can and does give us many blessings in this life, we must never forget that he didn’t die for us to have a good life on this earth. He died for us to have eternal life!
John 3:35-36 says, "The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. 36"He who believes in the Son and has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." Christ is ready to triumphantly enter your heart today, are you willing to believe in Him for eternal life?