So often the impression is given that our relationship with God is mainly about all the ways in which we need to change and that salvation is dependent upon self-improvement. Thankfully, God has provided a substitute for self-improvement. Rather than change, he offers an exchange: our sin, guilt, and death for his holiness, innocence, and life. As we wrap up the season of Lent and prepare our hearts for Holy Week, we see the resolution with which Jesus was willing to make the exchange God planned for. He rode into Jerusalem, knowing certain death awaited, for the joy it brought him to save us from sin. Therefore, we join with the Palm Sunday crowd in hailing him as our Savior and king.