I love Palm Sunday.
I love praising Jesus with a loud and triumphant, “Hosanna!”
I love the anticipation of the following weekend and Resurrection Sunday!
Palm Sunday is when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey and the townspeople spread their coats and palm branches on the road before Him and shouted:
“Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!”
It’s also called the Triumphant Entry and you can read about it in Matthew 21.
What is amazing to me is that in those days a king would have entered in on a chariot with some kind of grand procession. Jesus only rode in on a lowly donkey yet the people, who had heard of His miracles, recognized Him for who He was and were quick to give Him a royal welcome.
Just as it was prophesied in Zechariah 9:9 – “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.“
Oh, I wish I could have been there that day!
Instead, we pretended we were there and acted out the Triumphant Entry!
Daddy was home to help us and each kid got a chance to be Jesus riding on
Daddy’s the donkey’s back. It was so precious listening to our kiddos shout, “Hosanna, Praise Jesus!” at the top of their lungs.
We victoriously waved these very simple palm branches that we had made last year using construction paper and a popsicle stick:
We also made these cute little donkeys:
I found a printable for them here.
With Palm Sunday just a few days away, I hope you will take time to read the story to your children and maybe even act it out with them so that it becomes real in their hearts.
You will be blessed to hear their little voices shouting “Hosanna!”
“From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise.”- Psalm 8:2