PALM SUNDAY –
TRIUMPHANT ENTRY OF JESUS TO JERUSALEM
April 8, 2001, we celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus to
Jerusalem. We call this day Palm Sunday, or in Spanish, Domingo de Ramos.
This event is recorded by the four evangelists--in Matthew 21:8-11, Mark
11:7-11, Luke 19:35-44, and John 12:12-19. The following are quoted from
the Holy Bible, KJV.
Jesus sat upon a colt. A very great multitude spread their garments in the
way, while others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the
way (Mark 11:7). John 12:12 stated that many people took branches of palm
trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, 'Hosanna: Blessed is the King
of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.'
I would like to share with you what the Holy Spirit we communicate with said
about some details of this event. The trees where people cut off the
branches from were palm, olive, and laurel. The significance of palm is
love and glory; olive is peace and mercy; and laurel is joy. In addition to
these, the people strewed flowers in the way. The flowers were offerings to
God's peace reign in our hearts now and forever.