For Christians, Palm Sunday is a day of celebration. It’s the day Jesus arrived, and a whole city threw a party and rejoiced in His coming.
It’s also bittersweet. Although clamoring crowds greeted Jesus on Sunday, it only took several days for the tides to turn and for these same people, who once delighted in his coming, to ultimately rejoice in his death.
What happened between Palm Sunday and Good Friday?
Most likely, their hearts did not match their actions or words. They were simply following the herd and allowing their immediate emotions to be swayed by popular consensus. How many times does this happen in today’s world? How often have we done this ourselves? We exclaim God’s love and will in our lives, but our everyday actions and words barely make the mark. Who are we trying to “fool?”