John 12:12-19 (Easy to Read Version)
12 The next day the people in Jerusalem heard that Jesus was coming there. These were the crowds of people who had come to the Passover festival.
13 They took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Jesus. They shouted, "'Praise Him!' 'Welcome! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!' God bless the King of Israel!"
14 Jesus found a donkey and rode on it, as the Scriptures say,
15 "Do not be afraid, people of Zion! Look! Your king is coming. He is riding on a young donkey."
16 The followers of Jesus did not understand at that time what was happening. But after he was raised to glory, they understood that this was written about him. Then they remembered that they had done these things for him.
17 There were many people with Jesus when he raised Lazarus from death and told him to come out of the tomb. Now they were telling others about what Jesus did.
18 That's why so many people went out to meet him—because they had heard about this miraculous sign he did.
19 So the Pharisees said to each other, "Look! Our plan is not working. The people are all following him!"
The Sunday before Easter Is Called Palm Sunday.
On Palm Sunday are we celebrating the Old Testament story of King Saul's visit to a medium (palm reader?) when God did not answer his prayer in a timely manner? 1 Samuel 28:5-7?
Maybe the Sunday before Easter should be called Garments Sunday instead of Palm Sunday.
Why a donkey colt that had never been ridden?