The Hour Had Come

I love the story of Palm Sunday,
and every year, its meaning
grows deeper and deeper.

The very day of the Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem was predicted thousands of years beforehand in Zechariah 9:9 -

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."
 and Daniel 9:25 -  
"Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times."
Many times in Jesus' ministry, after He had done something miraculous, He would say, "Tell no man the things which you have seen." It wasn't the time for Him to be made King - not yet.

The people shouted "Hosanna!" - meaning "Save us!" Little did they know that Jesus would save them, not from the Romans but from the penalty of sin.

It was time.

No longer would He bid them be quiet.

In fact, when the Pharisees told Him to hush the praises of the children, He said, "I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out." Nothing would stop Him being declared King.

The Messiah must be King,
but the cross must come before the crown.

He could not be their King
until He had fulfilled God's plan of salvation.

Someday, (and God knows the very day) Jesus will return as King, not on a lowly donkey, but on a white horse - in power and might - to rule as the true King of the Earth. What a day that will be!

I wrote a fictional story of what I think
that other Triumphant Entry will be like.

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