“Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey-riding on a donkey’s colt.’ ” Matthew 21:5
On that day…..the day we call Palm Sunday…..the Lord Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on a small donkey. As the ecstatic crowd welcomed Him thinking He was the one who would free them from their suffering under a cruel and harsh rule, He wept.
“As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace-but now it is hidden from your eyes.'”
The Greek word for weep is ἔκλαυσεν…meaning to weep aloud, expressing uncontainable, audible grief (“audible weeping”). He was sobbing; those around Him could have heard Him but the crowds were cheering.
Our Lord shed tears of grief and sorrow as He rode the small donkey into Jerusalem that day.
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war. ” Revelation 19:11
“On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written:
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” Revelation 19: 16
Yes, Jesus Christ is coming again and in complete victory and triumph. He will not be shedding tears. As the King of Glory, He will be riding a white horse….not a small donkey. He will establish His everlasting kingdom.
Wishing you a blessed Palm Sunday with praise to Him.
‘Til He shouts!
First published for Palm Sunday 2015, then 2016. In honor of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Even so Lord Jesus, come. AK
Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. Hope all is well with you and your family.
Thank you for reminding us of this amazing eternal promise!
Blessings to you and David and your family this Palm Sunday!
Hello Melanie.Thank you for reading my blog. David and I wish a blessed Easter for you and your family, also.
I believe there may be tears on that glorious day, from followers of Christ Jesus (tears of joy) & possibly from those facing damnation.
I am one of those people who cry when happy or sad. Thank you for your insight.
Yes, Linda, I think there may be tears of joy on that glorious day. Thank you for reading and for being my friend.
Thanks for reading, Carolyn. I hope you were blessed.
What a wonderful picture it is Jesus’ Second Coming! I’m looking forward to eternity with him.
Yes, Karen, that is a lot to look forward to, and we can count on it.