For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. – Matthew 16:25 (ESV)
This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. It was, without a doubt, a day of triumphal glory. Jesus rode into Jerusalem, as its long-awaited king, to great fanfare. There were great crowds shouting His name, calling out praise to God for sending them a Savior, waving branches they’d torn off of trees and laying their cloaks on the road ahead of Him. It was an incredible scene, and one I’m sure most of us would want to take in as long as possible.