Happy Palm Sunday, everyone! Even with my church’s online service, it feels weird celebrating from my apartment. I suspect it will only feel weirder as Easter approaches. I have spent many Easters away from home, including the last one. But all those times I simply lived far away. Now I live near my family, but I still will not get to celebrate with them in person.
But that doesn’t make this season any less precious. Gathered together or far apart, Holy Week is still one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love Christmas, but I prefer Easter because on Easter we truly celebrate the culmination of God becoming man and the sacrifice that saved us. It is the ultimate day for rejoicing, no matter our present circumstances. We know what came. And we know what is coming.
As David proclaimed so long ago, “The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”
May you feel the joy of the Lord this week, whatever your circumstances look like and whatever season you are in.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”