(CMR) Palm Sunday celebrates the significance of Jesus' triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem before His crucifixion and resurrection.
It is usually celebrated during Holy Week, celebrated from March 28 to April 3 this year.
Christian Post writer Anugrah Kumar looks at five things to know about Palm Sunday. These are presented below:
1. Palm Sunday is about peace and salvation.
The then Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, would come into Jerusalem with his soldiers for Passover, showing his strength through the arms his men carried. Jesus, however, came on a donkey with all His disciples unarmed, to demonstrate the Kingdom of God and His peace.
It was customary that a king would ride on a donkey during a time of peace, while a king would come sitting on a white horse after the victory in a battle, as suggested in Judges 5:10 and 1 Kings 1:33. So Jesus came as King but not to judge the people. He came to demonstrate God's grace.
2. Palm Sunday is the fulfillment of an Old Testament prophecy.