The First Palm Sunday – A Day of Praise

Palm Sunday. Step back in time with me. Imagine being in the crowd (“much people”, John 12:12) watching the triumphal entry. How awesome to have mingled in that group, shouting, “Hosanna!” to our King! Yes, imagine with me.

A dusty, crowded street, thronging with people. Precious cloaks thrown down on the dirt-packed road. But wait. Feel the excitement, the enthusiasm, the awe, the wonder. Palm branches waved back and forth, as people shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.” Little children jumped up and down, filled with the excitement that everyone else shared, “Hosanna!” they cried. The donkey plodded along, not appearing to be bothered by all the commotion, as he carefully carried the King. People strained to catch a glimpse of King Jesus.

As Jesus entered Jerusalem, “all the city was moved.” Imagine that. Imagine the excitement. This was King Jesus! Yet, the tide turned right after that, bringing about the most incredible Sacrifice, which brought us redemption. Let that wonder fill your heart this week.

Serving Jesus,


“On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
John 12:12-13

6 thoughts on “The First Palm Sunday – A Day of Praise”

  1. So true!!! Very beautiful, wonderful thoughts to fill our hearts with. As the hymn says, “What a Savior!”


  2. Thank you for sharing this. How wonderful and exciting it would’ve been to be in that crowd, greeting Jesus!
    As this Holy Week begins, I am truly filled with the wonder of what Jesus did for us all. No greater love!!

  3. Hosanna! indeed!!!! Beautifully written Sarah.

    I wish you and your family a Happy and prayerful Easter.


  4. Thank you, Sarah, for such a beautiful post. Our choir at church put on a presentation on Palm Sunday and it was most precious. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week leading up to Resurrection Sunday.
    Thank you. May you too.

  5. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Phil 2:6-8

    So much to rejoice in! What an awesome God.

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