William keith On this Palm Sunday 2009, let’s go back 2000 years ago and think about the things that took place during the last week Jesus spent on this earth.
Palm Sunday Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey the Sunday before the day we call Easter. We call this “Palm Sunday,” because that was the day the people cut palm branches and placed them in the path of Jesus as he rode into the city. It is important to note that this was the fulfillment of one of the many prophecies that pointed to Christ as the Messiah.
Observe The Lamb On the tenth day of this month, the Jewish families would choose the lamb they would sacrifice for the Annual Passover and then observe the lamb until the time of the sacrifice to be sure it was without blemish and worthy to be offered as required in the Law of Moses.
That year, while the Jewish families were observing their lambs, without realizing what they were doing, they were also observing Jesus, the Lamb of God, who was going in and out of the city, teaching, preaching, and preparing to die for their sins.