In the life of Christendom everywhere, today is Palm Sunday. Historically this day represents the last week of the Lord’s earthly life. We take too little time to sit down and meditate on the awful experience our Lord went through to secure our salvation. He did not have an easy time. His entrance into Jerusalem on the orginal Palm Sunday was not a vacation. He went into a deeply hostile environment. He was cruelly treated by the religious establishment. He was tried on false charges. He was sentenced to die even though He wasn’t found guilty of any crime.
To truly meditate on what Christ went through for us ought inspire us to a higher level of living. He died that we might live. For the past 40 days, we have been observing Lent. But have we truly taken it seriously? Have we truly sought to draw nearer to Him in our spiritual life? Are we truly committed to His cause in the world.
Our holy days are all too often celebrated as ordinary days. The reality of Palm Sunday ought motivate us to become better disciples. We need to take our relationship with the Lord more seriously.
Palm Sunday is not an announcement that Easter is next Sunday. It is the announcement that “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Let us take this fact seriously and demonstrate our gratitude to God for loving us enough to give us life. Let Palm Sunday inspire us to live for Him.