Thursday, April 5, 2012

Palm Sunday

_MG_5236.jpgPalm Sunday is the beginning of Holy week. It's my favorite time during the church year. It's a wonderful reminder of the hope we have in Jesus.
The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:

'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD' 
The King of Israel."
Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:
"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt."
His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that theses things were written about Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. For this reason the people also met HIm, because they heard that He had done this sign. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him."
John 12:12-19

Because Jesus we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again in heaven someday.
Holy Week is wonderful week to reflect on what poor miserable sinners we are and to thank Jesus for dying on the cross for all of our sins. 

Since our sins have been forgiven, every single one of them, we can find comfort in knowing that we will live eternally with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and with the saints that have gone before us. 

Having this hope puts a smile on my face because I know that someday we'll get to see our dear son, Jonathan grow up in heaven.

And, Palm Sunday is a wonderful day for a birthday. :) We celebrated David's birthday in Sunday school.


Kristi said...

I love this post! Thank you for the reminder! We are "new" Lutherans (2 yrs) but are finally home!!
Have a blessed Easter! :)

JAN said...

Thank you, Kristi! Hope you have a blessed holy week. Happy Easter!

Gretchen said...

Happy belated birthday to David!

I'm so glad you can look forward to seeing Jonathan again in heaven.