The Three Leaves of Palm Sunday
“The Three Leaves of Palm Sunday”
The text describes Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. The people waved palm branches and laid them down before Jesus as well as their cloaks, which was a symbol of submission. They shouted Hosanna, which means save now. This event was prophesied in Psalm 118:25-26.
Three leaves to lay down as we prepare to celebrate Easter:
- Lay down ingratitude. Instead of complaining, focus on two things to be thankful for. Psalm 107 tells us to give continual thanks for the Lord is good.
- Lay down fear. We are told there are 365 forms of “do not fear” in Scripture, one for each day of the year. We can trust God!
- Lay down my will. A warrior king would have come riding in on a horse but Jesus came on a donkey, a sign of humility and peace. He submitted to the will of the Father and He is our example to follow.
Our prayer should be the same as the prayer of Jesus right before His crucifixion. Matthew 26:39: ...He fell with His face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”