Palm Sunday is coming quickly! Throughout Lent, we have been on a journey with Jesus as he makes his way to Jerusalem and to his eventual death. As Christians, Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey and being hailed by the people as the "King of Kings." It is also the first day of Holy Week, the last week of Jesus' earthly life.
Holy Week is one of the most critical weeks of the Liturgical Year. We begin with Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and we walk with him through the days that follow. We will walk through every event in the bible that occurs; the flipping of the tables, the betrayal by Judas, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, his arrest, trial, and crucifixion.
It is a holy time filled with great sorrow and sobriety as we watch a man who knew no sin to be made sin for us. And yet, there is always hope in our hearts because we know that through his death, death, and sin will be defeated and he will rise in glorious triumph on Easter Sunday!
Follow along as I share each special day along with the ways to commemorate each day in your home.
To help you and your family to get ready for Palm Sunday, I am sharing my Palm Sunday Paper Doll Set. I created the set to help your children imagine and meditate on the moment when Jesus rode into Jerusalem for the last time. They can move Jesus and the donkey closer to Jerusalem each day and then on Palm Sunday, they can lay the cloaks and palms out for Jesus and the donkey to walk over. The play set was designed to be easily downloaded and set up so that you and your family are able to engage with the story.
To download, click here.
Note: This is for family or individual use only. If you would like to purchase for a group or church, click here.