Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The palm branch symbolizes victory, triumph, and peace.
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as Savior and King (Matthew 21:1-17).
Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem. He sent the disciples ahead with instructions “If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” The disciples did as Jesus asked. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.
A large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and spread their cloaks on the road giving Jesus the 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!” (vs. 9)
This was fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy in Zechariah 9:9, “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah described the Messiah as “just.” A King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. He was to be righteous in life, and just in dealings with man (Jer. 23:5).
These Bible verses about Palm Sunday – both prophecy and the actual event, will encourage you and inspire you that we have victory in Christ.
”But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere” (2 Cor. 2:14).