The palm branch signifies victory, triumph, peace, and and eternal life. It was given to triumphant athletes in ancient Greece, and it was one of the most common attributes of victory found in ancient Rome.
It is no wonder then, that palm branches were given out to us this Sunday, and waved before the Lord on His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The crowd took branches of palm leaves and went out to meet Him shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” (John 12:12)
We wave the palm branches in praise, the thing we were designed to do. We won’t let anything steal our praise. (Not fear, or doubt, or even a titch of snow in April.)