Today is Palm Sunday. The day we remember Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The first day of "Holy week" .
Have you ever wondered about the little donkey that carried our precious Lord down that path?
Do you think he knew who was seated on his back? How he must have felt to be chosen to carry Jesus the Christ into Jerusalem? Was his little heart rejoicing with the crowd in praise to our Lord? "Hosanna in the Highest." "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord." In the scripture, Jesus gave his disciples special instructions:
Luke 19: 30"Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 35They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 38"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!"[b] "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
Donkey's Easter Tale, The (Donkey Tales) (Hardcover) Author Adele Colvin has come up with a very clever way to tell the Easter miracle through the eyes of a donkey. The Donkey's Easter Tale begins in a cozy barn, on a very rainy day. Grandpa Donkey is cuddled up with his two grandchildren. Finally the two youngsters are staying still long enough so that grandpa can tell them a story. Grandpa decides to tell his grandchildren about the time, many years earlier, when he had the honor of being ridden by Jesus. You see, Grandpa Donkey was THE donkey that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The donkey stayed with Jesus and the disciples throughout Holy Week and recounts all the important events of that time to his grandchildren. The Donkey's Easter Tale handles the story of Holy Week and Easter with sensitivity while educating. Told in the first person by "Donkey" (he's never given a name), the reader will discover what is happening along with Donkey. Much like a child, this large eared equine is at first confused by some of the situations (he heard Jesus say that Peter would deny his Lord, but why would Peter do that?). With bright illustrations that include the Donkey in every picture, children will be drawn into this important story and want to read it start to finish.
Please have a listen to this beautiful song. Imagine as you listen, being a part of that crowd of people witnessing the triumphant entry of our Lord into Jerusalem singing praise to our God.