to view paintings depicting happenings leading up to Easter
"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 to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Wonder what thoughts
were in each heart
as they attended this parade,
jostling for a good place to see,
joining in with gathering crowd mentality,
waving and spreading branches,
possibly a time honored tradition...
"On the first day you are to take
branches from luxuriant trees
—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—
and rejoice before the LORD your God
for seven days."
Whatever expectations of Jesus
each one had in his heart,
Jesus himself set out to follow
only the expectations of His Father.
His purpose and mission for coming,
fulfilling ancient prophecy
by riding on a colt,
was to die
so that you and I may live
and enjoy His salvation forever!
Be renewed in your spirit
during this special season!