PLAYLIST: Spotify - Palm Sunday
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 21:1-11
IMAGINE: Read verses 6-11 again. Use your imagination! Imagine the scene. What does it sound like with all the people shouting? What does it look like? Crowds, cloaks, palm branches, what do you see? The Bible tells us that the whole city was in an uproar because Jesus had arrived. Stop for a moment and just imagine the scene.
CONSIDER: The people praised Jesus, now think about this. in less than a week the people will be shouting "Crucify him!" and Jesus will be killed. What do you think Jesus was feeling as he was riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, knowing that he would be betrayed, arrested and murdered in just a week?
PRAY: Spend a few moments in prayer. Start by praising Jesus for who he is, just like the people welcomed him into Jerusalem. Next, invite Jesus to guide you and lead you this week as you study the Easter story. Just as the people welcomed Jesus into the city, welcome him into your heart and mind this week.