The Journey: Lent & Palm Sunday

By: Sarah Bishop

Posted: February 19, 2022

Category: Daily Devotional

Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will send them immediately.’

This took place to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

‘Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

‘Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?

The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’

Wondering Questions

  • I wonder how Jesus felt when the crowd wanted Jesus to be their king?
  • Why do you think Jesus rode a donkey and not a horse?
  • What kind of king would Jesus be and how would you describe living in his kingdom?


Gracious Lord, as we walk the path of Jesus and his journey to Jerusalem during Lent, we hope we are able to be fully prepared for this trek. Calm our minds, strengthen our feet and warm our hearts that we never journey alone. In remembering Jesus’ Lenten steps we too can truly know His role as King and Savior, Amen.