Yeah, yeah, I see people coming out of churches waving around palm branches.....got it!
There's a little more to it than that....I am not the best person to explain, but I'll do my best to simplify it in case your memory escapes you, like mine often does.
On that Sunday Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey that had not been broken (ridden before). It would be the beginning of His reign, but not until several prophecies were fulfilled.
He was joyfully welcomed into the city. People laid down palm branches and their cloaks for him. The crowds shouted: "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" (Matthew 21:9, NIV)
By the end of the week he would have been made to carry a heavy cross (to which he would be NAILED), a thorney crown was shoved onto his head, he would be given vinegar to drink, he would suffer ALL of our sins.
After He suffered and died on that cross in the hot sun he was put into a cave and heavy stone was rolled in front of it. BUT 3 days later his body was not there! He rose from the dead and reigns in Heaven with God, the Father! And that is why I KNOW I will be there when my time comes.
And I want you there also!