|What can Palm Sunday teach us today?|
by Barbara Latta
In biblical culture, palm branches signified a victorious leader or redeemer. Palm branches were embossed on coins and used as rewards to the victors in games. By waving palms when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people cheered because they anticipated political freedom.
One week later they had all turned on Him. He didn’t do what they expected. He stood by and let the religious leaders take Him. He didn’t fight back when the Romans arrested Him.
They were disappointed again. They said He did miracles but couldn’t save Himself.
But He didn’t come to save Himself from the cross. He came to save them and us because He went to the cross.
What can Palm Sunday teach us today?