Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday



The Triumphal Entry
John 12:12-15

12The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
"Hosanna!"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Blessed is the King of Israel!" 14Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,
15"Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion;
see, your king is coming,
seated on a donkey's colt."

Today is Palm Sunday. I am thinking back to my childhood today. I grew up Catholic and Palm Sunday was always a big deal. They handed out palm fronds and we waved them just like they did when Jesus came back to Jerusalem. I can still remember how much my sweet mom loved Palm Sunday. She was a true lover of the Lord, and is now Home with Him in heaven. This will be my first Easter without her, and it will be very difficult. I am trying to remember that she is happy, happier than ever in this life, in heaven. She is with Jesus celebrating Palm Sunday today in the most spectacular celebration. I can not imagine what heaven is like, but I know it is full of worship, full of love, and full of joy. I know she is happy and content, praising her Lord today in eternity. I love her and miss her and will Praise the Lord even through my sadness and pain. She would want me to, and I need to because I too am a Lover of the Lord!

8 comments:

button said...

Dear Anastasia...Your post touched my heart and I am praying for you today. That our precious Lord, the God of all comfort, will minister to you in a very special way today. Our Mammas may not be physically with us any longer, but, their memories live on in our hearts. Every tear you shed is precious to the Lord, so much so he collects them in a bottle. (Ps. 56.8)
(((hugs)))
linda

AMKreations said...

I'm so thankful that we have a hope because He came. There is more than just this life and we can have victory over death and hell by the power of His atoning sacrifice.

Blessed are those who weep now, for they will be comforted. May the God of all comfort, surround you today.

Art and Sew Forth said...

What a wonderful tribute to a faithful mom...I'm sure she is proud of what resulted from her labors!

Graceful Moments said...

Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day...will always have a bittersweetness about them without our moms.
Your post is such a beautiful remembrance of your sweet mom and a lovely reminder that because of our Lord, we will be with our loved ones again one day. Keeping you close in prayer during this Easter season.

sammysgrammy said...

Anastasia, I'm praying for you today and all those times when there might be a stab of pain in your heart because a treasured part of it is temporarily out of sight. I know, that's the worst part. But, for this I am so thankful and I know you are too, that they are safe, they wouldn't trade their place now for anything, they are filled with joy, singing praises with the angels. And we have this wonderful word from St. Paul - .....sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (1 Thes.4:13) Bless God, we have that hope, it is ours. Our dear ones are with Jesus. And we will be reunited with them one day.

Let me give you a big, big ((((((hug))))))

Rita/sammysgrammy

Kathleen said...

(((hugs and prayers))) It is hard to live here with one foot in heaven - praying for you!

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Julie Riisnaes said...

I'm sure your Mum would like that you have happy memmories of Palm Sunday with her!