Today I am thinking about Jesus. I wonder when He got on the donkey and saw the crowd cheering and throwing palm leaves down on the road to make a lovely way for Him if the human part of Him for one moment thought “Maybe it’s all going to turn out ok. Maybe a week from now they will still be cheering. Maybe I won’t have to….”
But deep down, He knew. And still He rode.
“Jesus enters Jerusalem”~ Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Paris, 1842
Ever humbled, ever thankful.
“So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” ~ John 12:13
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” ~ Zechariah 9:9