Palm Sunday: Beginning of the week that changed the world

Mark 11:1-4, 7-10

When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,
to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives,
he sent two of his disciples and said to them,
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately on entering it,
you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.
Untie it and bring it here.
If anyone should say to you,
‘Why are you doing this?’ reply,
‘The Master has need of it
and will send it back here at once.’”
So they went off
and found a colt tethered at a gate outside on the street,
and they untied it….
So they brought the colt to Jesus
and put their cloaks over it.
And he sat on it.
Many people spread their cloaks on the road,
and others spread leafy branches
that they had cut from the fields.
Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:
“Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! …
Hosanna in the highest!”

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holiest week in Christianity.

It is the week that changed the world.

The week in which the Son of God, who chose to become incarnate, sacrificed Himself, was tortured horribly, nailed to a cross and left to die — in atonement for the shattering, cataclysmic sin of our first parents and humanity’s  subsequent sins.

For why it takes God to atone the sin of Adam, see my post of March 11, 2018, “Sunday Devotional: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”.

For why God became man in order to save humanity, see the Parable of the Farmer and the Geese in “Sunday Devotional: You were purchased at a price“.

Our sins are so horrific that, while praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, He actually sweated blood, seeing every sin of humanity, from the first to the last.

That’s how much He loves us narcissistic, petty, selfish, ever-bickering, ever-warring, utterly wretched, and downright murderous humans.

If you go to church today, you will receive a long piece of palm leaf. This video gives very easy-to-follow instructions on how you can make a cross from your palm.

May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, and remember to tell Him that you love Him very, very, very much — with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with every ounce of your strength.

~Eowyn

13 responses to “Palm Sunday: Beginning of the week that changed the world

  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Sunday Devotional.

    kommonsentsjane

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  2. Many thanks as always, Dr. Eowyn. May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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  3. Thank you Dr. Eowyn, I’ve always wondered how to do this..

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  4. Blessing Palm Sunday to e1!

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  5. Before the Throne of God Above (by Selah)

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    • Maryaha,
      beautiful song…I’ve noticed much of today’s music has an absence of man and woman duets…I believe to intentionally keep the sexes (male and female) separate from one another as a ‘divide and conquer’ tactic.
      But, when man and woman come together to praise the Lord, nothing can separate them.

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  6. For why Jesus suffered see Col.2:15
    For why He died see John5:24 and Heb.9:15-17
    Blessings:-} in this most important of weeks.

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  7. Thank you for the most humbling reminder of why we all need Jesus in our lives, since we all fall so short of the Glory of God.

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  8. wonderful devotional Dr. Eowyn.
    This is the time of the year when I begin to hold my breath in great anticipation for I know the time is coming when I, and people across the world, will rejoice “He is risen!”.
    My Savior knew death awaited Him. But, He also knew death was only the beginning. All who love and trust in the Lord know death is only the beginning.
    It does bother me that Easter will be celebrated on april fool’s day….I wonder why we don’t celebrate the resurrection of our Lord during Passover?

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  9. Thank you Doc a story that changed the world forever. Peace with everyone here.

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  10. Reblogged this on Roberts Thoughts 2 and commented:

    Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holiest week in Christianity.

    It is the week that changed the world.

    The week in which the Son of God, who chose to become incarnate, sacrificed Himself, was tortured horribly, nailed to a cross and left to die — in atonement for the shattering, cataclysmic sin of our first parents and humanity’s subsequent sins.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Thank you, Dr. E.

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