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Palm Sunday

As we are getting closer to Palm Sunday we are reminded of how the people in Jerusalem were hoping that Jesus would bring them the peace that they needed. Jerusalem means”city of peace” or “foundation of peace”.  How did the Jewish Leaders respond to the “Triumphal Entry” of the Lord?  As they watched the great crowd gather and honor Jesus, the Pharisees were quite sure that Jesus had won the day. Perhaps Jesus would perform a great miracle and in that way capture the minds and the hearts of the restless people. How little they understood the heart and mind of this man called Jesus. As Jesus was coming down the narrow streets of Jerusalem thousands of people were there to cheer him. Throwing their robes on the ground for Jesus to ride over. The crowd was cheering and shouting praises to God. The Pharisees in charge thought it was wrong and told the people to be quiet. Jesus answered them (Luke19:40) I tell you that if you keep the people quiet the stones in the street would cheer. Now of course none of us have ever heard a stone say anything but Jesus knew that the people were not going to stop praising God on such a glorious day. So Palm Sunday is upon us.  We will be physically apart and unable to worship together.  Are you going to praise God for all that he has blessed us with?  Or are you going to expect the stones to do all your cheering?
                                                               Yours in Christ
                                                                  Rev. Coy   

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