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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

JOY REMEMBERED

Today’s post is part of the Christian Writer’s blog chain. This month, our theme is “Joy.” Please visit my friends’ blogs by clicking on the links in the right-hand column. 

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This past Sunday was Palm Sunday—a remembrance of that joy-filled day when Jesus entered Jerusalem; met by crowds of followers who understood that he was their source of joy. They celebrated his entry by waving palm branches (think flags and pom-poms) and shouting “Hallelujah! Hosanna!”  

They, as yet, did not understand the full extent of the joy to come.  

Tomorrow as we eat dinner, we can remember Jesus and his disciples partaking together in the Passover meal. We can remember them going to Gethsemane where Jesus prayed over the ordeal he was to endure.  

We can look back to the joy that was about to fill heaven and earth because of the events that took place that night and throughout the days leading to Easter Sunday. 

  • Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday: the day Jesus was arrested, tried, and tortured
  • Good Friday: the day Jesus died a criminal’s death on a cross
  • Holy Saturday: the day Jesus’ body lay in a borrowed tomb
  • Easter Sunday: the day Jesus was resurrected, ensuring that we could spend eternity with Him

Joyful, joyful, we adore Him!  


PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the joy we find through Jesus. Thank you, Jesus for becoming human and being a sacrifice for our sake. Holy Spirit, please fill us with the joy we can have through you. Amen.



WHAT ABOUT YOU? Share a thought about this Easter week.

8 comments:

Nona King said...

This week the hubs flies out to North Dakota for his third interview. :) My source of joy this week is the comfort and rest I take in the care God and Jesus take with our welfare.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Nona - just said a prayer for you and hubby for whatever God's plan might be. Looking forward to watching it unfold as you share with us.

Pam B. said...

Celebrating Easter: ♫♪♫ Rejoice, ye pure in heart, Rejoice give thanks and sing; Your festal banner wave on high, The Cross of Christ your King. Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, give thanks and sing. ♪♫♪

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - you have such a lovely singing voice! Happy Easter joy to you and your family.

Tracy Krauss said...

I am flying off to visit my father for the weekend along with two of my adult children. He is dying of bone cancer, but we are planning to find joy in seeing him again - perhaps for the last time. I also think on the unspeakable joy that he will be experiencing soon in God's presence.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Tracy - oh, dear Tracy. I ask Father God to be with your earthly father in his last days and that you will all be comforted and find sparkling moments of joy in each other's presence.

chris said...

Been thinking a lot about what He did for me on that day... we saw the most awesome play last weekend, called Passion Play... this started the week off right. How amazing it is that a wandering carpenter who never did a thing wrong... died on a cross. He died for you and for me... and 2,000 years later we remember! Incredible.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - if he had ONLY been a wandering carpenter, we wouldn't have remembered...thank you for these thoughts.