Too Convenient to Be a Coincidence
(PALM SUNDAY) MARCH 28
The next day [five days before Passover] a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!” John 12:12-13
For 3,500 years, our Jewish friends have kept the Passover. Christians look back admiringly to the Passover, grateful for the lesson God gave us in the Passover—another picture of the Lord Jesus.
Lambs specifically designated for Passover sacrifice were bred and cared for in the fields of Boaz outside of Bethlehem. It’s not without significance that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, or by coincidence that so close to Jerusalem, about 5 miles away, those lambs would be raised and cared for.
On a specified day, the shepherds would bring the lambs into the city through the Sheep Gate to be sacrificed. Did you know—the day they were brought in was the day we now call “Palm Sunday”?
Christians around the world celebrate Palm Sunday, the day our Lord came triumphantly into Jerusalem, riding a white Syrian colt. The day the lambs were coming in, the Lamb of God came in.
They cut down palm branches and put them under His feet. The crowd waved them shouting, “Hail Him, Hail Him.” Five days later, on Passover, they would be shouting, “Nail Him, Nail Him.”
Jesus, God’s Passover Lamb, died in our place so we can be reconciled to God.
If you’ve never received Him, never bowed the knee, made Him your Lord, or allowed Him to become your sacrifice for sin, one day you will experience a Calvary of your own. The Savior is waiting to enter your heart. What is your answer to Him?
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