Did you celebrate Easter today? Yes, I know that Easter was this past Sunday. I also know that most of you probably attended church this past Sunday, just as I did. After all, Easter is typically the holiday that sees the most attendance at churches across the world.
I also know that there have been many blog posts written this week about experiences that were shared this past Sunday. However, I have waited to write this post until now because my question is different. Did you celebrate Easter today?
One thing that has always stood out to me about the Easter story is the change in attitude that the people in Jerusalem experienced during that Passover week. We see in the Scriptures the mood of the people as Jesus entered the town at the beginning of the week.
The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:
’Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD (John 12:12 – 12:13 NKJV)
I can hardly imagine the excitement that was in the air that day. The crowd swelling in the streets awaiting the arrival of Jesus. The thrill it was to see Him enter the city. The feeling that came with the celebration of his arrival.