Allow me to re-introduce the Christ
Yesterday, Palm Sunday, was a great reminder of who Jesus is. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place in the days before the Last Supper or the Passover celebration, marking the beginning of his Passion week. If you remember the text Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. Traditionally, entering the city on a donkey symbolizes arrival in peace, rather than as a war waging king arriving on a horse. Furthermore, this was a charged situation because Jesus came during the beginning of the Passover week. In the narrative of the Exodus, the Bible tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Israelite slaves; the tenth and worst of the plagues was the slaughter of the first-born. The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord passed over these homes, hence the term “passover”. Many believed that Jesus would be the “angel of death”but instead the were seeing the lamb that was slaughtered. So I just wanted to take this time to re-introduce you to Christ.