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Palm Sunday Poem

by Paul Twist
(poem written by Kay Hoffman)
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During Jesus's earthly ministry, He often told people not to tell anyone who He
was. Even when his brothers encouraged Him to go public. He said it was not yet
the right time. But the day He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey was the appointed
time, the only public announcement that He was God's promised Messiah, fulfilling
the prophecy of Zechariah 9.9. His announcement was rejected by many, yet God's
plan was fulfilled, as the following poem by Kay Hoffman clearly states.

They waved palm branches as He passed And hailed Him as their King; Yet, they knew not of the sorrow The coming week would bring. The glad acclaim would soon give way To jeers and mockery; In Pilate's court He'd be condemned To a cross on Calvary. But Jesus knew He was the price In God's redemptive plan, The Sacrificial Lamb come down To die for sins of man. The centuries have passed and still He seeks those lost in sin, Pleading with unyielding hearts To repent and follow Him. On this day we shout our praise, O, let us not delay; The palm-strewn path of long ago Still leads to Him today.