Palm Sunday is my favorite Sunday of the year. When my children were little, we somehow ended up with a book about Jesus and his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Austin and Abby loved this little book so much. It seemed like we read it over and over, throughout the year, not just during the Easter holiday. My kids LOVED to dress up and act like their favorite characters and eventually, this book became the object of their playtime. We waved old greenery that I had stuck in vases around the house as palm branches. We laid jackets and shirts on the ground. They rode a trusty stick horse as the donkey. We chanted a phrase from the book that I still remember to this day, “Jesus is our King, so we shout and sing! Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna to the King!”
Fast forward several years and I get so excited to share this lesson with my LVCC kids. I’m not sure how much Austin and Abby remember from that time long ago or how much your kids will remember about this lesson years later, but it has left me with rich memories. My prayer for us this Sunday is that we will all be like little children and get excited, really excited, about Jesus’ journey into Jerusalem and then on to the cross.
– Amy Simmons, Children’s Ministry Leader
When 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: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:37-40