REFLECTION 1

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PALM SUNDAY

Read : Zechariah 9:9 & Luke 19:28-40

On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a borrowed donkey, accompanied by his disciples. He arrived to much cheering and celebration, but this event marked the beginning of the end for him. In just a few days time he would be dead and buried.

There's such a huge contrast between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. The crowd went from shouts of acclamation, from welcoming Jesus as the Messiah to demanding his death, "Crucify him!" The cheering, the acclaimation, the worship of Jesus was shallow and short lived, they got carried away by the excitement of the moment. How easy it is for us to do the same.

But they welcomed him as their SAviour, and so they should have done because that's who he was. As he rode into Jerusalem, Jesus knew exactly what he was letting himself in for, he knew what would happen, he knew that by fulfilling the prophecy in Zech 9:9 and declaring himself the Messiah, through his actions, he'd get himself killed. 

And yet, he didn't shy away from it, he did it anyway. For you. For me. For all of us.