Day 18 | The Triumphal Entry

Matthew 21:1-10

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

“Say to the daughter of Zion,
    ‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
    humble, and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”

Words: Isla Divers (Age 9) Read: 5 - 10 mins Published: 18 March 2024

I love the story of Palm Sunday. Jerusalem was full of people gathering to celebrate “Passover”.


Jesus and His disciples were travelling to Jerusalem.  Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead of Him to get a donkey for Him.  This happened to fulfill a prophecy about the Messiah (read Zechariah 9:9).  Jesus was reminding them that their promised King would come to them on a donkey.


The Son of David, our victorious redeemer, will be Lord of all people.


The King of Zion would be welcomed with the shouts of Hosanna (meaning Lord save us).  Triumphant Entry is the coming of King Yeshua righteous and victorious. Rejoice all nations!


People lined the two sides of the road. Some of them made a carpet for Jesus to ride on, laying down their coats and palm branches.


I imagine it was like a big celebration.  I think that the children would have been the ones having the most fun.  How much fun would it have been to wave palm branches while Jesus went past? Or to run beside Jesus, singing songs to Him? I wonder what they may have said, and I have written some of my reflections on a palm branch:

A palm branch about Jesus!

When we celebrate Jesus on Palm Sunday, we are welcoming someone whom God’s people have been waiting expectantly to come. God finally came in person. God’s great plan of redemption had begun, the King had arrived.  I wonder what the people in the crowd may have been thinking; will expectations and reality be the same?



The King is Coming
A Poem of Reflection by Isla and Gosha Divers


The king is coming on a donkey
The crowds wave the palms before Him Hosanna in the highest!
Save us o Lord, the king of Israel!
The donkey delights having Him on His back
Daughter Zion will be saved at last!
The week has passed. Rejoice all the nations.
Salvation has come, knocking to our hearts.
The king is here. Will you let Him in?

Something for the kids to watch and think about for the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem!

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