Palm Sunday wasn’t a lecture by a religious professional but rather spontaneous declarations of praise by everyday people. It was everyday people celebrating the presence of the living Jesus, not a religious talk about Jesus in the past.
Palm Sunday is about ordinary people shouting, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Don’t settle for a lecture. If there’s ever a Sunday when church should break out of the 1-man lecture format and everyone celebrate Jesus, it’s Palm Sunday!
Crowds of people were spontaneously celebrating Jesus in the open air on Palm Sunday, instead of being in church (or synagogue). Perhaps, on present day Palm Sunday, we should allow the living Jesus to make a triumphal entry into church while ordinary people to celebrate Him! After all, it wasn’t a church service but, ordinary people spontaneously responding to Jesus’ presence.
Palm trees lift the human spirit. It was so appropriate to use them to worship the living Jesus! Palm Sunday proclaims the supremacy of Jesus Christ and the equality of all humanity! Let’s live out Palm Sunday everyday!