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Parade for Christ

on April 14, 2014

Matthew 21:1-11, The Triumphal Entry:

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your King is coming to you, Gentle, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!”

When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, a day of celebration for Christ and the start of Holy Week. This was the day when Christ entered Jerusalem and the people there celebrated his arrival with palm branches placed in his path. Only a few days later, though, Jesus would be arrested on Holy Thursday, crucified on Good Friday, and then resurrected on Easter Day.

Like the people in Jerusalem on that day of celebration, we should raise up our palms in praise and have a parade for Him. This day is for all the worshipers to come together and honor Christ. Palm branches symbolize goodness and victory – everything that Christ is in our lives.

Rejoice and be glad! Celebrate – have a parade for Christ!

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