I hope you will join me this Sunday for the first day of what has traditionally been known as “Holy Week” in the Christian world.
Palm Sunday is a day of joy and victory, the triumphal entry of our Lord into Jerusalem as the voices of His disciples shout “Hosanna” and “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Here comes the King to re-establish the Davidic throne, riding on a donkey just like Solomon had, fulfilling the prophesies of Zachariah and Isaiah. They must have wondered if they would soon take up arms to banish the Romans or if He would just use the amazing power they had seen Him exercise so many times and in so many ways.
As we know things unfolded perfectly according to plan, but not the plan as they imagined it.
Join me this Sunday as we uncover the ultimate hope hidden for us in their momentary disappointment.