Today’s service of Holy Communion is a special day in which Jesus is symbolically remembered to come to share His last meal on earth before the crucifixion and death on the cross for us. From all of us He is asking, “ Where is my guest room, where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?”
This is a very important Sunday which marked the feast of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Christian churches all over the world bring palm branches as symbols of welcoming King Jesus. The crowd scattered branches in front of Jesus as He rode a colt/donkey into Jerusalem as a mark of joy, humility and praises to Jesus.
As this triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place a week before resurrection, I pray that today’s service and all services of the week may bring us closer to Him in a very special way, as we think deeply about the cost of His love. All gospels cover this life changing journey of Jesus and the Prophets like Zechariah 9; 9 captured this meaningful event for us today. “The coming of Zion’s King- See you king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding a donkey.” Also Psalm 118; 25-26 speaks of people’s praise, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord”
So we observe Palm Sunday today to remember who Jesus was and what He did for us. He knew what was going to happen to Him but kept His focus on the mission of our salvation through His pains, blood and death on the cross.
May this day be everyone’s encounter with Him in a special way. A day of “receiving Him” and his love and a day to humble ourselves as we respond to His call on us to be obedient disciples.