Today in Christendom we pause to celebrate Palm Sunday. A day we remember Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Jesus came into Jerusalem humble riding on a donkey, and some believed that this could not be the Messiah because He did not come charging in on a white horse overtaking those who were against Him. Instead, Jesus comes into Jerusalem riding on a donkey, and there were those that day that recognized His Kingship not being of this world but of Heaven. They began to lay palm branches in the street and shout Hosanna as He entered into the Holy city.
The Scripture reminds us that, they took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord. I encourage you today as you remember this day of Jesus' coming into Jerusalem that Jesus is not just King but He is also Lord of all. As you receive your palm branches today, do not let this be an exercise in habit, but a time of reflection that Jesus is Lord of your life. Let this be a time to remember that not only did He enter Jerusalem humbly and mild, but He enter as your Savior.
What He would endure after this celebration of His Kingship and Lordship would be harsh and grueling, but remember He would endure it all for you. Celebrate Jesus today with shouts of Hosanna's in the highest, blessed be He that comes in the name of The Lord. I am extremely grateful for all that The Lord has done in my life, and today I will celebrate and shout, Hosanna in the highest for truly Jesus is King and Lord of my life.
Since I will celebrate who He is in my life always I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for being the Lord of my life, and for being King of Kings. Today and every day I praise you for who you are to me. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY