Palm Sunday, March 20 Devotion

from Paul Metzger

Reading: Luke 19:28-40

Luk 19:35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.

Luk 19:36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.

Luk 19:37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,

Luk 19:38  saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"

Luk 19:39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples."

Jesus came as a humble King, riding on a donkey. The simple folk readily welcomed Him and recognized Him as "...the King who comes in the name of the Lord!" The pharisees on the other hand took offense, because He didn't fit their view of what the long expected King/Messiah would be like. They were looking for a triumphant King, not a humble King. Yet Jesus was triumphant in humility.

Let us follow Jesus' example of humility; and acknowledge Him as "the King who comes in the name of the Lord!", the one who is worthy of all praise, honor and glory.