Monday, April 9, 2012

Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday

Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday
          Palms swishing as the people fan them over their heads. Children running in front to lay down branches and cloaks. The clop of donkey hoofs and shouts of "Hosanna" and "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." mingle in the air.
          He sees their joy. He watches their faces as they praise their Messiah. He is caught up in this moment with His children and yet knowing what is to follow in the days ahead. Already seeing the pain on His mother's face. The weight of the cross bearing on his shoulders as He carries it through these same streets.
          He knows the sorrow His disciples will face as they wait the three days of excruciating grief. But joy will come when, with the power of atoms splitting,  a  jolt will revive His lifeless body with the soul of God and He will rise from the dead.
          Palm Sunday leads to the cross, but joy comes in the morning as Resurrection Sunday rises and the tomb is empty. 

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