Sunday, April 17, 2011

hosanna!

hosanna!!!!  i love palm sunday almost as much as easter sunday.
the children waving palm branches and singing, "hosanna!" so
perfectly reflect the big hosanna in my heart.   when we had
little ones, i used to get excited to pull out the resurrection eggs.
they were such a fun way to retell the greatest story ever lived.

as long as i can remember, i have awakened at the crack of dawn
on easter sunday to race down to the church by 7:00 am to begin
our marathon of three celebratory services.  the beautiful hymns
declaring His resurrection are frequently cried instead of sung,
because the message of the cross rings so deep that morning.

we are thrilled to spend this easter in a quieter fashion, away
from home with all our children.  no fanfare, no hats, no trumpets
declaring His praises.  just sweet and simple thankfulness for
His death and joy at His resurrection.

He is risen, indeed!

love,
lea

49 comments:

Rebecca said...

Blessings to you this Miss Lea... Thinking of you this day and your encouragement you give us in your daily walk with the Father.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I love Palm Sunday also...this Easter we will celebrate away from our home with my mother-in-law who is 95! We haven't been blessed to do this in 13 years and it will be such a joy.

My five year old is really getting into the season and I am so blessed to teach him the Greatest Story Ever Told.

Blessings on this wonderful Palm Sunday, on Tuesday Passover and Sunday- Easter....what a week of complete reflection and joy in Christ.

Sandy said...

Have a wonderful time celebrating
with your family and, I wish you
a most blessed Easter, Lea.
Love,
Sandy

Michelle said...

Amen!

Cheri Bunch said...

Happy Easter, sweet Lea!!!

Terra said...

He is risen indeed and loves us with an unconditional love, as our minister spoke about today. I too love to see the children walking around the sanctuary waving palm fronds and singing hosanna.

Southern Lady said...

So glad to have you back blogging again! I love Palm Sunday too! We had our Easter Cantata tonight. What a special season for us to celebrate! He IS Risen!! Carla

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Well hello Lea, happy spring and Resurrection Easter to you and yours. God bless you and keep you on your journey.

Vee said...

May you all have a wonderful time of private praise and worship. It's so healing to have the quiet times and I know that you are embracing them.

Farm Girl said...

Palm Sunday has always been my favorite day. I love the thought as Jesus riding into Jerusalem as King.I always feel so heavy during the week before but how I rejoice that the tomb was indeed empty.
Enjoy your time with your family dear friend. Rejoice Always, He had risen indeed.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

It's always sad, Palm Sunday, because you know what's coming next. I've just recently re-read the gospels and it's still very fresh in my mind.

Together We Save said...

This was such an uplifting post!! Thank you for sharing!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a happy bright and Joyful Easter weekend, dearest Lea. May the bunny baskets be filled to the top with tasty chocolate eggs! xx

Susan B said...

A beautiful post! Have a joyful Easter with your family Lea. :)

Jodie | Velour said...

He is indeed. I used to love Christmas the most, and I do still love it very much, but I think Easter is taking its place in my heart as my most favorite holiday.

Susy said...

Even though lives are lived so differently, we find common ground at the foot of the cross. Easter blessings to you.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Easter blessings to your and your Lea. It is a wonderful season of rest, thoughtfulness and joyous worship.

Vivek Chamoli said...

Hi Lea,

Lovely post ..You are so active , glad to see that ..I need to leave my lazy ways ..have to wake up early :)

Take care.
Enjoy
keep smiling.

Tamara said...

Even so! ~Amen

Girl Meets Paris said...

Have an awesome Easter with the family. Lexi leaves TODAY for Brazil!!! Can't wait to share with you all her experiences. I hope to write about it, and post pics on my blog.

Liz Sarno said...

Enjoy your Easter with your sweet family!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Precious post....

Have a wonderful and Blessed Day...

Spencer

Rosie said...

Oh yes, it is those precious old hymns that prepare my heart for the praise and message to come.
Have a BLESSED Easter my dear friend, enjoying much laughter with family and friends...HUGS and KISSES...Rosie

Hallelujah, HE HAS RISEN!

Mmm said...

I wish I had some of the traditions I had growing up like PAlm Sunday but I don't know anyone that is into that here so it was quiet then and today pretty much even though in my heart every day is a chance to celebrate Resurrection! :) Wishing you a happy Easter even if a tad bit late now! :)

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