Monday, April 2, 2012

Palm Sunday celebration

Rejoice, O people of Zion!
    Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem!
Look, your king is coming to you.
He is righteous and victorious,
yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—
riding on a donkey’s colt.
(Zechariah 9:9 NLT)

Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting,
“Praise God for the Son of David!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Praise God in highest heaven!"
(Matthew 21:8-9 NLT)

Part of our church's Palm Sunday tradition is that the children process in wearing biblical costumes and waving palm branches.

This year they also sang "Amazing Grace - My Chains Are Gone"

Back at home, Lael and Jaden tried to explain to Noah about the significance of waving palm branches for Jesus as He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.

I'm not sure that he understood what they were telling him, but he definitely was having fun!

1 comment:

Grandma Betty said...

Well done, Lael & Jaden, in your part in the Palm Sunday celebration! Oh, yes, well done, Noah also, in waving the palms! Love you all!