Most of us remember today as Palm Sunday rather than Passion Sunday. The reason is simple—there is nothing life threatening about a palm. The Passion, on the other hand, can be life threatening.
Jesus gave His life to set us free, so that we wouldn’t have to suffer. He suffered in our place. The sacrifices we endure we offer up in union with the perfect sacrifice on the Cross. We lift high the Cross. We delight knowing that we are worth the Blood of Christ shed for our sins. Despite all the mistakes that humanity has made and continues to make, God does not change His mind about us. God loves us unconditionally.
The palms remind us of our freedom from sin—our new life with Christ.