Sunday, April 5, 2009
Happy Palm Sunday!
Happy Palm Sunday! This is the beginning of Holy week! On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him with waving palm branches, and by covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.
The biblical account of Palm Sunday can be found in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19.
I had a wonderful time at church today. We watched as the Sunday school kids came down the aisle with palm branches and laid them on the altar. This week is going to be busy with church events. I thank the Lord, my savior, that he lead me in the right direction. So many mistakes voided thanks to Jesus Christ. I look back on my life and think Wow! I was about to make too many mistakes with the wrong people. My life is so much better. God is good- all the time! I am very thankful to have positive people in my life. Out with the bad- in with the good. It's amazing how people can try to bring you down with their addictions, wickedness, their me, me, me syndrome and all their issues. I don't have time for foolishness in my life. God has a plan for me and it doesn't include foolishness.
1Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
2Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
5Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
8As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
9Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.