Lay Them Down: Palm Sunday Insight

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So a lot of people are celebrating the holiday Palm Sunday. I hope you are enjoying yours. I thought it would be nice to shed some light on the history of Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday is a holiday celebrated by Christians in commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. It takes place a week before Christ’s death (Good Friday)  and His resurrection (Resurrection Sunday/Easter). While Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, the citizens laid palm branches down before Him.

Let’s take a look at the scriptures:
John 12:12-16
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The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard
that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

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took branches of palm trees and went
out to meet Him, and cried out:
“Hosanna!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’
The King of Israel!”

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Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:
“Fear not, daughter of Zion;

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Behold, your King is coming,
Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”

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His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was
glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him
and that they had done these things to Him.

In some countries Palm Sunday is celebrated with big feasts and reenactments of Christ’s glorious Jerusalem arrival.

The citizens of Jerusalem laid down palm branches as an act of reverence to the Son of God. Wouldn’t it be nice to lay down your worries and worship the King? He can handle your situation much more than you can.

Just take a moment to reflect on your life and give everything over to your Healer. Put down your problems and pick up your praise! Worship and celebrate the Lord for He is not dead but surely alive!

To learn more about Palm Sunday check out the link below:
http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/04/palm-sunday-definition-meaning/

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