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Palm Sunday

In the Christian calendar, today is the start of Holy Week.
My thoughts are already turning more towards Jesus Christ, especially today as we mark His triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
The Old Testament tells us that Jews would rejoice greatly, to shout at the Messiah’s coming.
And they did.
The crowd cried “Hosanna,” the Greek expression for “save us now.”
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” See Zechariah 9:9.
In adoration, the people laid down palm branches before Christ’s path. See Matthew 21:1-11

An important week

Elder Ronald A. Rasband shared recently about the importance of Palm Sunday, and that it was the beginning of “the most important week in human history.”
“What began with the heralding of Jesus as the promised Messiah in His triumphant entry into Jerusalem closed with His Crucifixion and Resurrection,” he said.

Remembering

Three years ago, President Russell M. Nelson said. “I invite you to make this coming week truly holy by remembering — not just the palms that were waved to honour the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem — but by remembering the 𝒑𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑯𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔.”
He quoted the Saviour’s promise in Isaiah 49:16: “Behold, I have graven thee upon the 𝒑𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔.” — a promise, President Nelson said, that Jesus Christ “will never forget you.”
Upon His hands, are engraven our sins, our pains and all our afflictions, and if we come unto Him, I know, that each of us will feel of his redeeming love and heal us.

Follow His Teachings

Through repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, you too can feel the joy of forgiveness of His redeeming love, always and forever, just like Gracie Reid and Mallory Grunander.
“After all that Jesus Christ did for you, I invite you to do something this week to follow His teachings,” President Nelson continued.
“You might make your prayers more earnest. You could forgive someone or help a friend in need. You can start today on a new spiritual quest.”
“Let us remember during this Easter season that the restored gospel of our Lord has the power to fill any emptiness and heal any wound” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
Why not invite the missionaries over this week, and consider why the Easter message is so important for you?