Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday

The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It is the beginning of Holy Week. It celebrates Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. Great crowds of people thronged the streets waving palm branches to welcome Him. The people shouted "Hosanna" and laid their cloaks and palm branches from nearby trees in His path.
A really cool poem I read and want to share is called The Jelly Bean Prayer:

Red is for the blood He gave
Green is for the grass He made
Yellow is for the sun so bright
Orange is for the edge of night
Black is for the sins we made
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for His hour of sorrow
Pink is for our new tomorrow
A bag full of jellybeans
Colorful and sweet'
Is a prayer, is a promise,
Is a special treat
May the joy of Christ's resurrection
Fill your heart and bless your life.

Did you know there are Christian meanings for different colors. There are usually 8 colors of jellybeans.
The meanings are:
Red - The blood of Jesus that He shed
Black - Our sin, His death, the final hour
White - Pure and holy. The blood's cleansing power
Green - New life that His death brings
Purple - The royal color. A reminder that Jesus is King Of Kings
Orange - Is for the Holy Spirit Fire that glows
Pink - Is for the infilling of the Holy Spirit that your life shows
Yellow - Is for the joy and celebration that Easter brings

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