"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."
(Zechariah 9:9 KJV)
"And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest."
(Matthew 21:9 KJV)
As we look at Palm Sunday, we see that Jesus Christ was going to Jerusalem and was surrounded by the Passover crowds. But He knew He would die there for all of mankind's sins. So, in order to fulfill Zechariah 9:9, He sent two disciples into Bethphage to get a donkey and it's unbroken colt that were by a house telling them, "And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him." (Luke 19:31 KJV)
Bethphage was about a mile away. When the disciples returned to Jesus Christ with the animals, they put their cloaks on the colt. Jesus then sat on the unbroken colt and rode slowly and humbly into Jerusalem while the people around Him put their cloaks and palm branches on the ground in front of the colt for him to walk on. Some others had palm branches that they waved while they sang or shouted, "... Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." (Matthew 21:9 KJV)
You may not know that putting coats in front of riders was a form of showing your homage and submission to a person during this time period, but the people doing it knew. So the people were recognizing that Jesus was the promised Messiah and yet they crucified Him that same week. The desires of a few and their fear for their own comfort ruled in Jerusalem that week. We should ask ourselves, "How important is Jesus Christ to us?" Are we going to look the other way and not tell people about Jesus Christ and His saving power? Or are we telling anyone who will listen about Our Awesome God's Son, Jesus Christ?
Join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others and reminding ourselves about His story, Jesus Christ's salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour and there is a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. Prayer meetings are on Wednesday at 7:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill