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.
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.