Sunday, April 01, 2007

Palm Sunday

On this day we remember Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding a donkey, sign of a humble king, not a proud conqueror. The fickle crowd spread their clothes on the road and hailed him with hosannas as the one who came in the name of the Lord. Five days later they bayed for his blood, preferring the release of a robber to the life of the sinless one.

But as a king he entered David's city in fulfillment of Zech. 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. "

I love the story of the British general, Allenby. I think it was 1917 that he led his army into Jerusalem liberating it form centuries of Islamic rule. Allenby had driven out the Turks. He was a Christian believer. Before entering the city he dismounted from his horse and led his troops on foot. Allenby said that only only man was fit to ride into Jerusalem.

I was told this beautiful story but have no written record of it. If you find one please let me know.

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