The Call of Lent is the Crescenta Valley Sun’s Lenten series on the messages of Christ’s death and resurrection as interpreted by local religious leaders.
Before there was an Easter, before there was a Good Friday, before there was even a church, there was Palm Sunday.
Some were mad, many were glad. But who could be sad to see King Jesus enter Jerusalem that Sunday?
This day the prophecy was fulfilled. Zechariah the prophet had predicted more than 500 years earlier that the holy city would receive her king: “Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey — riding on a donkey’s colt” (Zechariah 9:9 [NLT]).