April 14th: Palm Sunday
I have some friends who are new to believers and asked me what is Palm Sunday and why do we celebrate it? Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.
Where was Jesus before Palm Sunday? In Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19, Jesus descends from the Mount of Olives towards Jerusalem, and the crowds lay their clothes on the ground to welcome him as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem. Christians celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem as Palm Sunday, a week before Easter Sunday.
What is the significance of the palms on Palm Sunday? In Christianity, the palm branch is associated particularly with Palm Sunday, when according to Christian tradition palm branches were waved at the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It was adopted into Christian iconography to represent the victory of martyrs, or the victory of the spirit over the flesh.
A few of my none Christan friends even have asked I plan on writing a few more of this to help my friends who had asked me about Palm Sunday so here what I found when I did the google search I think it's easier to share it in bits like this then to go into scripture and details there are a lot of details and if you have any questons feel free to ask. I try my best to not sound preachy but also share what I feel and belive in.
I hope what ever you do this week you have a great week and enjoy a day of rest and fun with your family on Easter