Text: Luke 19:28-40
Behind every story, there is a sub-text. Today, we read the story that Christians have been reading on Palm Sunday for centuries. It is the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem—the inaugural event of the holiest week of the Christian year. Traditionally, here at Pullen, we have re-enacted the event just as we have this year. Our children process into worship waving their palm branches. Some years, we have even spread our cloaks down the center isle as the procession made it way into the sanctuary. We announce Christ’s coming in the reading of the words found in scripture, “Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.” Short of having Larry ride in on a donkey—not that I haven’t tried to convince the worship team that a full re-enactment would enhance our worship experience on Palm Sunday—we have tried to follow the story line on this Sunday in such a way as to prepare our community for Holy Week. Today is meant to be a festive day—a parade if you will—and we know the story well.