Sunday, April 17, 2011

a day with God: Palm Sunday

Blessed Lord's Day,

I hope you know what today is. The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. Many churches across the nation celebrate today by decorating the church building with palm branches. Palm Sunday recognizes Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Luke 19:28-40 - "And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethpage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, saying, 'Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a cold tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say this: 'The Lord has need of it.'' So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, 'Why are you untying the colt?' And they said, 'The Lord has need of it.' And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. As he was drawing near--already on the way down the Mount of Olives--the whole multitude of his disciples began rejoicing and praise God with a loud voice for all the might works that they had seen, saying, 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!' And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, 'Teacher, rebuke your disciples.' He answered, 'I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.'"

Even the stones would cry out that Jesus is Lord if the human beings on this Earth stopped praising Him. Someone who can command the stones to speak, the waves to be silent, and dead men to rise deserves our praise, awe, and honor. Let us pray that we might always honor God in everything we say, do and think in our daily lives.

from Pasadena with love, 


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