Palm Sunday

No palms today

No church services

Except online streaming

But prayers

Are said

We work on

The jigsaw puzzle

We clean the freezer

We eat leftover meatloaf

We go outside

A garden oasis

A choir of birds

Cardinals, Bluejays, Sparrows

Sing their songs

Tulips, Forsythia, Heather

In bloom

A church

Our yard

My mother was a church

Sunday School teacher

In the Bible we read

“But there will be no more gloom

For the land that is in distress…….

In the future he will bring glory……

To the land…….where foreigners live.”

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,
    ‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[a]

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c]

“Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”