April 13, 2014

Ushering in Passion Week - Palm Sunday



"And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage 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 colt 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 to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty 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.”

Luke 19:28-40

3 comments:

  1. A day late, but I hope you had a great Palm Sunday! I love how He said if the disciples weren't praising Him, the stones would. :)
    ~ S. F.

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    1. I had a lovely Palm Sunday! The wee ones in our congregation had a "palm" processional and then laid their branches at the cross. It was cool!

      Yes! That's a great reminder to us all. His creation will praise Him even if no human voice rises to the occasion.

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    2. Aw, that would have been lovely to watch! :) 'Tis always so dear to see the young ones praising their LORD!

      ~ S. F.

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Thank you for sharing!