On Palm Sunday, we gathered at Faith Lutheran in Hannaford to have some fun with an Easter Egg hunt and crafting “stained glass” crosses:
Tuesday in Holy Week, April 15
“While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.” John 12:20-36
Today we are reminded that we live in a land of darkness. We should look to the light who is Christ to guide us and show us how to be light to others in this land.
Monday of Holy Week
“Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” John 12:1-11
The act of anointing Jesus’ feet was looked down upon as frivolous by many, yet Jesus applauded Mary’s action that was typically reserved for anointing at time of burial as a reminder that he would not always be with them.
Palm Sunday, April 13
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in highest heaven!”
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:1-11
“I know that my redeemer lives…”
Sometimes, I like simple and straightforward. There are some days where life just seems too complicated. In this verse, I hear a simple, but powerful phrase from God that is a good tool for me on difficult days.
“So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.”
2 Thessalonians 2:15
I like this verse because it makes me think of many people in my past such as: family members, parents, aunts, uncles, former Sunday School teachers and former pastors. These were the people that taught me songs, bible verses, brought me to church, told me stories, and encouraged me in my faith. I hear God nudging me to be thankful for those who spent time with me when I was young and as an adult. I also hear God telling me to do the same for others in my life.
“Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink; instead I hope to come to you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”
2 John 1:13
This verse reminds me that writing letters or cards the old-fashioned way, sending email, texting, and communicating over Facebook are wonderful in many ways. But sometimes, I need to communicate with others “face-to-face” and be in the same room with them.