The Triumphal Entry! (Palm Sunday)
Read Luke 19:41-42
Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, is in all four of the gospels. Only Luke mentions Jesus crying as He approached Jerusalem and perhaps you’ve missed this before. The Triumphal Entry was the only time that Jesus allowed Himself to be worshiped while He was in human form as the crowds greeted Him with waving palm branches and shouts of Hosanna! He was presenting Himself as rightful King and Messiah and He was purposefully fulfilling the prophecy that is found in Zechariah 9:9 of the Old Testament. But perhaps instead of smiling or even laughing for joy, Jesus was crying. Why do you think that was so? And how can this moment of tears be applied to your life?
Prayer: Lord, thank You so much that even in Your greatest triumphant time on earth you were still thinking of Your people. Your love is beyond my understanding.
(Devo written by Pastor Tim)