Why Palm Sunday?

Predictions and Old Testament prophecies echo, these are most familiar to the throng.  

Jesus parades before His people. A great crowd gathers for it is the Passover Feast.

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” (Matthew 21:10-11)

The crowds enjoy ample opportunity to get Jesus right, that they may again do right in five days time. In fact they do correctly celebrate Jesus. They are unable to claim ignorance when Good Friday dawns. 

As we would expect this humble King arrives on a donkey's foal, not a stallion, no thoroughbred here, nor in a grand chariot.

What better authentication of Jesus' true kingship could there be than humility personified?

Yet, these smiling celebrants would very quickly become blind assassins. Good Friday awaits.

The Last Word:

Let the Jesus of your Sundays also be the Jesus of your Fridays, lest you join those who follow the crowds inevitably getting Jesus wrong.