Can you believe it's already Palm Sunday. Lent for 2011 is coming to a close and next Sunday is EASTER! Wow! Time has definitely been flying for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny as I've stayed busy dealing with the various issues of caring for elderly parents as well as babysitting grandchildren, not to mention a granddog or 5! How about you?
Earlier this week my grandkids and I were listening to praise and worship hymn songs and music in the car when "Hosanna" came on. It's one of the many great oldie goldie Michael W. Smith worship songs that I love and I was blessed to notice that my grandkids were chiming in on it as well! I told them that Easter was coming soon! Then I reminded them of the palm branch in their Resurrection Easter Eggs and how that reminds us of Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey while the crowds yelled out, "Hosanna to the Son of David, Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord." Matthew 21:9.
As I've taught them previously, this was one of the many prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus – Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion ! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem ! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9.
It's such a joy, during Lent and throughout the year, to share encouraging truths and Bible verses for and with our kids and grandkids, isn't it? Along with uplifting music to fill their heart with the love of God. Here's Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest, sung by Michael W Smith from the Michael W. Smith 2 album for you to enjoy and, perhaps, share with a child, a grandchild or a senior parent. 🙂
Are there any special praise and worship hymn songs and music that you and your family enjoy for the season of Lent, or during this final week before Easter? Will any of you be attending Good Friday services? Depending on what's going on and where we're at, my Sandwich Generation family has done that on some years and not on other years. And this is one of those years I just won't know about til the last second. How about you?
P.S. If you'd like more Lent and Easter ideas and activities for kids and grandkids this week, click here to read The Sandwich Generation Roundup: Lent and Easter Ideas and Activities For Grandparents and Grandchildren and Grandkids Love Resurrection Easter Eggs And Easter Crafts.