Sometimes in the midst of the mundane every day, sometimes when we least expect. Between loads of laundry, wiping the tables, picking up the same ten toys, and reading through the mail of inconsequence there is an unexpected moment.
A pinhole glimpse of astonishing light.
You find in the most ordinary of spaces a peek at Heaven.
Your breath catches in your throat, and your heart swells until you think it might break at the beauty of it all.
And all you can do is stand and bask, drinking it in, wondering how He could have come so close without fanfare and announcement. But instead of jumping up and down with a shout, you fall.
Fall to your knees and cry Holy. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
The sound was deafening. Eager bodies pushed past to get a closer glimpse. Some threw palm branches down in the road – an ancient custom to honor one so great. Others laid their own garments in the dusty path.
As He approached on a borrowed donkey, those in the crowd shouted with jubilance, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
All who were near felt the presence of the Lord. One couldn’t help but shout praises and join in the joyful celebration.
But the political climate was unsteady. Jesus’ presence made others nervous. Some Pharisees made their way to Christ and thought they would admonish him and tame the crowds.
“Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” (Luke 19:39 NIV) They hissed, hoping to keep control.
“I tell you,” [Jesus] replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (v.40)
As you begin this Holy Week, take time to reflect on the Christ’s great sacrifice. Read the Easter story with your family.
Here is a link to a fun cooking activity to do with kids. Who ever thought you could tell the Easter story while making cookies? Click HERE to give it a try.