This Sunday (5th April 2020) is Palm Sunday where we commemorate the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path. It marks the beginning of Holy Week and the final week of Lent.
It is a time where we remember and read about Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, as the King of Israel who had come to save all mankind. Palm Sunday is traditionally celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches representing the palm branches the crowd laid in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem.
The symbolism of this event is captured in the Old Testament: Zechariah 9:9 "The Coming of Zion's King – See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey". According to the Gospels, Jesus Christ rode on a donkey into Jerusalem, and the celebrating people there laid down their cloaks and small branches of trees in front of him, singing part of Psalm 118: 25–26 – Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
At the end of the Bible, people from every nation raise palm branches to honour Jesus (Revelation 7:9) and we want everyone to do the same now. In this time of adversity and uncertainty, let us put our faith in our constant friend and saviour, Jesus Christ. Put your cross in your window and join others around the world as we celebrate the coming of the King.
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If you don't have a palm cross but would like to make one, here is a great video tutorial of how to make a paper origami cross.