Our King (Palm Sunday)
Zechariah 9:9 (NIV) Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
The people who had become believers in Jesus gathered to celebrate His arrival to Jerusalem with the laying down and waving of palm branches. They shouted names to honor to Him while His despising adversaries were plotted their plans to kill Jesus. Riding on a donkey with meekness, humility, and grace – our Savior’s appointment on the cross was drawing near. His enemies were necessary to fulfill the prophecy of our salvation. Jesus came to save us. Our King would soon die for us.