Sunday, March 28, 2010

palm sunday...

Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Psalm 118:25-26

 The Royal Welcome...

When they neared Jerusalem, having arrived at Bethphage on Mount Olives, Jesus sent two disciples with these instructions: "Go over to the village across from you. You'll find a donkey tethered there, her colt with her. Untie her and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you're doing, say, 'The Master needs them!' He will send them with you."

This is the full story of what was sketched earlier by the prophet:
Tell Zion's daughter,
"Look, your king's on his way,
poised and ready, mounted
On a donkey, on a colt,
foal of a pack animal."

The disciples went and did exactly what Jesus told them to do. They led the donkey and colt out, laid some of their clothes on them, and Jesus mounted. Nearly all the people in the crowd threw their garments down on the road, giving him a royal welcome. Others cut branches from the trees and threw them down as a welcome mat. Crowds went ahead and crowds followed, all of them calling out, "Hosanna to David's son!" "Blessed is he who comes in God's name!" "Hosanna in highest heaven!"

As he made his entrance into Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken. Unnerved, people were asking, "What's going on here? Who is this?"

The parade crowd answered, "This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth in Galilee."

Matthew 21:1-11 The Message

It's Palm Sunday...let's put on the garment of praise....and worship Him...King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


  1. Easter Sunday will be here before we know it!
    Palm Sunday always makes me think of the fickle nature of humans - a huge celebration, a parade, palms and cheering one day, and the cross the next...and yet we are forgiven and loved.
    Resurrection and renewal are in the air - thank you for this post!

    I love your new header!

  2. Thanks for the reminder of the glory of our Lord, and the sacrifices that He made for us!!

  3. Judy .. I've been busy singing Hosanna to our grands. . waving my pretend palm branch.. .and maybe it's childlike but it's a truth in my heart on this Palm Sunday.

  4. Hosanna to the King...getting ready to go and worship him with the crowds!

  5. What a great reminder of who really is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate a life changing event.

  6. Judy,
    What a wonderful post you have written today,reminding us of who is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Hpe you had a very happy Palm Sunday, Judy. It is a time of prayer and reflection.


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