The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem while riding on a donkey shows us the great joy that Jesus brings us! On this day, there was a huge celebration because the crowds were so glad to see Jesus. However, Palm Sunday is not fully joyful, because this day marks the beginning of Holy Week, which is a time when we remember some events where many people experienced a variety of emotions. At the end of the week, we will mark Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Although there was so much joy on Palm Sunday when Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem, there was a lot of deep sorrow when Jesus was crucified – meaning that He died on a cross – on Good Friday. Nonetheless, this joy returns on Easter Sunday when Jesus lives again!
I wonder why Jesus decided to go to Jerusalem on this day?
I wonder how the people felt when they saw Jesus?
I wonder how you would have felt if you were there with Jesus on that day?
I wonder where you see joy in this story?