Significance of Palm Sunday

By Margaret Oraza

According to Christians, Palm Sunday is the celebration that honours Jesus Christ’s victorious entry into Jerusalem, which was a joyful special occasion for his followers that took place towards the end of his days on earth before his crucifixion.

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the holy week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as saviour and king.

As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem, a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their clothes across the road giving Jesus 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.

Also, on the heels of Palm Sunday as we begin the holy week, may we constantly be reminded of its significance and value for our lives today.

This was that very important day Jesus began his journey towards the cross and his word reveals such a great truth in every part of his story. This was the truth that drew us closer to Christ reminding us that he alone is the king.

On Palm Sunday, Christian churches often use the symbolic palm branches to recreate the celebration of Christ’s final arrival in Jerusalem because his followers used palm branches to honour him as king and Messiah.

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