Palm Sunday marks the beginning of holy week, and it is a day strange in joy. Strange, because we know that the cross still lies between this day and the immortal victory of Easter. Rejoicing will turn to sorrow before sorrow to rejoicing.
But so it was, and so Jesus knew when He rode into Jerusalem on the humble royal mount, a donkey’s colt, receiving the praises of the people. But He came for the cross, He came because He had resolutely set His course to the sacrificial death that would happen at Jerusalem, and by which we would be healed.
Knowing the solemnity of Good Friday, still we rejoice on Palm Sunday. Because the King has come. God has sent our deliverance, in Jesus Christ–who is God our Deliverer. Praise God Almighty, who has fulfilled all His promises.
Hosanna! Lord, save!