Today, Christians around the world are celebrating Palm Sunday. This celebration marks the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. Palm Sunday begins the Holy Week, which ends on Easter Sunday.

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Mark 11 denotes this message, “When they came to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples, and said unto them, go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.”

When you explore the message in Mark 11, you can see that Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is something to be excited about. This is so, because, although His time was drawing nigh where He would be tortured and died on the Cross, the victory that would be gain, would be greater than the pain. Today, sinners can have a second chance because of this great victory. This reminds you that when you are going through your darkest moment, you should rejoice, because the victory you will gain, will ultimately be greater than your pain.