Palm Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Hallelujah! Hosanna in the Highest!
Friends, we have an opportunity this year unlike any other to celebrate Jesus. On this day so many years ago, people of Jerusalem celebrated Jesus’ entry into the city! They cried out saying, “HOSANNA!” Which is defined as “Save us!”
The power of God is so very evident in our lives, we just need to open ourselves to it. For example, Rev. Sam prepared this reading most likely a year ago, she listened to the Holy Spirit and allowed it to guide her to help us today. We too are crying out “HOSANNA” save us! The world is crippled by the COVID-19 virus and we are unable to celebrate and live as open as we would like. The strangeness of our lives during these difficult days of COVID-19, need not keep us from celebrating who Jesus was, who Jesus is and who Jesus continues to be. He is our Savior, He paid the price to save us. As we begin Holy Week, let’s RELIVE the beautiful story of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into the city of Jerusalem. He entered on a donkey with people laying their cloaks on the ground before them. They also waved palms while shouting, “HOSANNA!”
We can RELIVE the past memories of Palm Sunday services we have attended. We also have the internet to view online service. I have very fond memories of past services I have participated in and those I watched from afar.
As we all continue to isolate and comply with social distancing I want to remind you that Jesus loves you, He is always near. Trust His love for yourself! Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem knowing what the coming week would bring. He did not run away, and He willingly walked the path that was before him. That’s how much he cares for all of us. So, shout to the Lord, “HOSANNA” knowing He hears every word we speak, He knows what is breaking our hearts and He hears all the unspoken needs on our heart, please trust him.
Thank you for accompanying me on this journey. Blessings to you as we enter a week filled with known tragedies and unknown ones. You are in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏🏻🤍
How does the story of Jesus’ entry speak to your hopelessness right now?
From whom or what do you need saving?
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.