Who is Your King? Reflections for Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is almost here. This is the day in the Church calendar where we celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Our King is coming! Within the story of the Gospel narratives, this momentous occasion took place just days before Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Jewish people declared this man from Nazareth riding on a donkey to be their king – even though they knew not what they were getting themselves into.
Together, they sang from Psalm 118:
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! (Psalm 118:26, Mark 11:9)
Days later, this King would be abandoned and left to die alone.
How could the people who declared their great love for Jesus turn their backs on him just as quickly? Is it possible that for all of our plans for Palm Sunday and Easter this year, we can be just as quick to turn away from Christ to worship lesser things?
What do we really worship? Who is our true King?