Tomorrow will be Palms Sunday. Normally one might see children walking to the front of the worship center carrying palm leaves while the congregation sings Hosanna. It is a wonderful way to start Holy Week when we remember the suffering of Jesus and his death on the cross and then celebrate his resurrection.
This year in most places people will not be gathering together in church buildings to celebrate Palms Sunday because of COVID-19 virus. But we do not need to let the gloomy circumstances around us steal our joy. Joy is not the same as feeling happy. Happiness can be fleeting depending on circumstances. Our joy is anchored in Jesus not in what happens in life.
Whether we are self isolating alone like I am, or with family, we do not have to lose the joy of Palms Sunday, the solemn observance of Good Friday remembering the death of Jesus, and the great joy of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
So today I want to share Hillsong’s Hosanna with you. Each day next week I will devote to the passion week of Jesus. I want to focus on him.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.