Peace to you, my precious family of Jesus!!!!!!! Today is Palm Sunday here in Idaho in the United States which is a reflection upon the historical event of Jesus entering into Jerusalem upon a donkey along with His disciples to celebrate the Feast of Passover, also known as the feast of unleavened bread. In the event of the Exodus, the Bible tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape from their slavery in Egypt by allowing ten plagues upon the ancient Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release his Israelite slaves; the tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born. To protect the Israelites in this effort to free them, the Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass over the first-born in these homes and that is how the English name of the Passover was derived. When the Pharaoh finally agreed to free the Israelites, it is said that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread dough to rise (leaven). That is why unleavened bread is often eaten during the celebration of Passover.
As Jesus enters into Jerusalem, He refers to the city as “the daughter of Zion” saying:
“Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion; see, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
I love how He had a heart for women and with the entry into Jerusalem with these words, I just wonder if it was in His heart to reassure women concerning their babies. His words were “not to be afraid,” to “see their King is coming” to them and that He is “seated on a donkey’s colt.”
Oh, now how sweet is Jesus to want that for all of us as His children. He is known as the Prince of Peace!!! I sooo love that heart for us!!!
Jesus could have entered Jerusalem with a proud seat upon a mighty war-horse, but He chose to enter into Jerusalem on a humble lowly donkey which symbolized peace.
After all our Father’s people had been through, what they really needed was reassurance of peace and comfort! It was in keeping with the words written in Isaiah:
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for; that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”
Jesus had just left the town of Bethany six days prior where He had dinner at Martha’s and He had raised Lazarus from the dead!!! WOW!!! It is no wonder that Jesus had such a huge following and welcome into Jerusalem as the people grabbed Psalm leaves and waved them at Jesus saying “Hosanna” which means “save” and that is what they wanted in Jesus was someone to save them and that He did by what was to happen on the cross, following the Feast of the Passover! Glory be to Jesus, our Prince of Peace who has saved us who have faith in Him for all of eternity!!! Let us seek to live a life of peace as our Father’s children as He says:
“Do all you can to live at peace with everyone.” NLT
Have a peaceful day, precious family!!!!!!! Let us also celebrate our Prince of Peace, King Jesus with this song here! I love it that our Father is a “unisex” God!!! 🙂 Much love and peace to you all wherever you may be!!!