Today is Friday, April 8th, 2022; Karen's Korner #4635

"Then the crowds spread out their robes along the road ahead of Him, and as they reached the place where the road started down from the Mount of Olives, the whole procession began to shout and sing as the walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles Jesus had done.

"'God has give us a King!' they exulted. 'Long live the King! Let all heaven rejoice! Glory to God in the highest heavens!'

~ Luke 19:36 - 38 LAB

Bible Commentary:  "This is the event Christians celebrate on Palm Sunday. The people lined the highways, praising God, waving palm branches, and throwing their cloaks in front of the colt as it passed before them. 'Long live the King' was the meaning of their joyful shouts, because they knew Jesus was intentionally fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9. 'Your King is coming ! He is the Righteous One, the Victor! Yet He is lowly, riding on a donkey's colt!' To announce that He was indeed the Messiah, Jesus chose a time when all Israel would be gathered in Jerusalem, a place where huge crowds could see Him, and a way of proclaiming His mission that was unmistakable. The people went wild. Now they were sure their liberation was at hand."

(See the story also in Matthew 21:1 - 11; Mark 11: 1 - 11; Luke - more completely - 19:28 - 40; John 12:12 - 19.)