Jesus, the King of Glory 🌅
Today, Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, begins Holy Week. This day is commemorated in Christianity as the day when Jesus of Nazareth presented Himself to His people, and the world, as their Messiah, Savior and King, by riding into Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey.
As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem, scripture tells us that a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus the royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Christ’s procession was a type of victor’s procession. It was a procession indicating the victory to come. Typically a victor’s procession comes after the victory is won. This was the way the Romans hailed their victors in battle, just as we have victory parties after a big football game or other sporting events like the recent Masters in golf. Yet, because God lives in eternity, even though ‘in time’ the victory had not yet occurred, in God’s eyes it was completed before our timeline began! So Christ allowed this procession to occur telling the people that their King and Savior had come. Matthew 21:4
We have so much to be grateful for this week. As we celebrate this Holy Week, may we constantly be reminded of its significance and value for our lives today and for our future! This same Jesus is coming again! Ps.24 asks: who is the King of Glory? We know who! It’s Jesus and we are not only celebrating His death and resurrection this week, we are celebrating that He is coming again!
Jesus Christ fulfilled over 300 prophecies from His birth to ascension. Trust Him that all His promises for us now and the future will happen, too!
A summary of the Passion Week is as follows:
Sunday: Jesus enters Jerusalem and cleanses the temple. Mat 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-48; John 12:12-50.
Monday: Jesus curses the fig tree and gives many discourses in the Temple, emphasizing His authority, Mat 21:18-25:46; Mark 11:12-13:37; Luke 20:1-21:38.
Tuesday: Preparation of the Sacrifice and Judas conspires with the Pharisees, Mat 26:1-16; Mark 14:1-11; Luke 22:1-6.
Wednesday: Jesus celebrates Passover in the Upper Room and is betrayed, Mat 26:17-56; Mark 14:12-52; Luke 22:7-53; John 13:1-18:11.
Thursday: Six Trials leading to Crucifixion and burial in the Tomb for three days like Jonah being in the whale for three days, Mat 12:40, Mat 26:57-27:66; Mark 14:53-15:47; Luke 22:54-23:55; John 18:12-19:42.
Friday: In the Tomb
Saturday: In the Tomb
Sunday: Christ’s Resurrection, Mat 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-49; John 20:1-25
During this Holy Week, may God fill our hearts and minds as we ponder Jesus Christ our King. Let us choose to focus on worshipping our Savior and Lord, thanking Him for the gift of His sacrifice, celebrating the power of His Resurrection, and the new life found in Him alone.
He is Risen!
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