John 12:12-13, 19 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
The passage above is part of the history of Palm Sunday. It marked Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem a week prior to His resurrection. As verses 12 and 13 show, Jesus had many followers at this time. The overwhelming throng of people caused the Pharisees to remark that the world had gone after Him (vs. 19). The rest of history shows that this was the calm before the storm. Continue reading