Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.”
When we look at the original Palm Sunday, we realize Jesus has already indicated to his disciples how they ought to look at what is happening carefully. Like a master playwright, the whole scene is blocked out. It is about prophecies from the Bible.
The last stop for Jesus and his disciples before they get to Jerusalem is in Jericho.
Jericho is the most ancient city in the world, where people have been living in this oasis in the middles of a desert continuously since 9000 B.C.
Jericho is the last water hole for people traveling to Jerusalem. The last vegetation you see is palm trees. So many palm trees that Jericho is called the city of Palms. How appropriate considering what will happen soon.
What is your favorite part of the desert?