SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” –Psalm 118:24
Each day is a day to rejoice that this is a day the Lord made, sing praise, and live as God’s Ten Commandments told us to live and as Jesus did live.
A grandmother honored her grandson’s visits by making a pot of tea just the way he liked it. As she served him a cup, she always said, “Rejoice, this is another day in the sight of the Lord.”
What a wonderful way to greet a day – praising the Lord.
Every day is a new day and holds the promise for us to create a good day in the sight of the Lord.
And, each birth holds the promise of new life well-spent in the sight of Lord.
This past week was a week of birthdays and today is Palm Sunday. These events are celebrations of life which led to posing this question–What are we making of this wonderful gift of life in our lives?
Jesus lived his life in service to God.
He rode into Jerusalem on a colt greeted by many waving palm branches and laying down clothing in his path.
“On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” –John 12: 12-13
Palm branches are said to signify victory and triumph.
Before entering Jerusalem, Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave. His followers honored Jesus for the miracles he performed and acknowledged him as their savior.
“The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.”—John 12:17-18, KJV
Referring to the ministry of his life, Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” – Matthew 5-17, KJV.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” – John 3 16:17
On this glorious day, the beginning of Holy Week, we celebrate Jesus’ life, His sacrifice for us, and his triumph of life over death.
What are we making of this wonderful gift of life?
May we honor the precious gift of life we are given. Let us consider gifting our life to God and doing something good each day in service to God with the devotion, sacrifice, and love of Jesus Christ.
“I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” – Isaiah 6:8, KJV
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