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Palm Sunday

"The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying out, 'Hosanna! blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!' And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey's colt."
John 12:12-15 ESV

I remember many years ago my Church had an Easter pageant, during the pageant the cast of many characters paraded throughout the sanctuary saying, "Jesus is coming, Jesus is coming!" Their bright and smiling faces, their vivaciousness and joy, the crescendo of their voices saying those three words again and again, "Jesus is coming, Jesus is coming!" This is a memory that I have filed away under "important to remember" in my mind, it is a memory that I should not forget, I cannot forget, because "Jesus is coming!"
We must remember Jesus' death on the cross and that it is His shed blood that sets us free from the bondage of sin, we must remember that He went to the cross because of His love for us, we must remember that He became flesh and dwelt among us for the purpose of His death on the cross for our remission of sins, we must remember the pain and agony He suffered and all for us, we must remember His body was buried in a dark and cold tomb, and we must remember-- that Jesus arose from the dead, and that He is alive, and that He is coming back for us! Oh yes, Jesus is coming, and what a day of rejoicing that will be!