When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:”Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38
Palm Sunday we rejoice and celebrate the day our King was introduced to the world. People laying down palm braches and swinging them in the air yelling “Hossana Glory to God in the Highest”
The palm branch in Jewish culture was symbolic for royalty or highest respect. What the people were confirming was Jesus is our King of Kings, the Messiah promised by God almighty!
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples Luke 19:39
So many people recognized this and worshiped Jesus that the Pharisees wanted them to stop, they wanted Jesus to shut them up. But Jesus knew that it wasn’t even his will but Gods will be fulfilled, that Jesus would sit at the right hand of God and be granted all authority over the Heavens and Earth
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it Luke 19:40-41
Jesus knew the tribulation that the Jews and Christians were about to endure, even to this day. So Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem that day even though it was a glorious day. But Jesus revealed there will be a new Jerusalem for those who believe coming soon in Jesus Name, Hosanna Glory to God in the Highest Amen