“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 12:13 NIV
Read: John 12:12-36
Christians around the world will celebrate Palm Sunday today. Many churches pass palm leaves out to the church attendees. It is important to remember the palm leaves or branches are not idols but reminders of the palm branches the crowd laid on the road when JESUS rode into town. They received HIM as the KING HE is. They laid out palm leaves as we would roll out a red carpet.
Every day we can spend time reflecting upon our relationship with HIM. This week is special. Day by day in scripture we can walk with JESUS during HIS last days on earth.
We can witness HIS miracles and conversations with HIS disciples. We can learn from HIS teachings and grow in our faith. As we go through these days, we can prepare ourselves for the false allegations, illegal trial, criminal crucifixion and HIS glorious resurrection.
Take time daily to reflect upon all JESUS did during HIS last week and all HE is still doing in your life today. You still have a lot of living to do during your time on this earth. Live as JESUS wants you to live. Turn from the evils of this world and embrace JESUS’ ultimate sacrifice when HE forgave all your sins and paid the price for your eternity in Heaven.
Lay your palm branches down for JESUS to come into your life.
Today’s prayer: “LORD JESUS, Thank YOU for coming to this earth so that we can be saved from eternal death. Guide me this week through YOUR scriptures to understand and to accept all YOU have done for me. Amen.”