5. Adorn Windows, Prepare the “Sidewalk,” and Fill the Eggs
“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Genesis 9:16
There are many activities circulating online we can use to celebrate Palm Sunday from our homes. No matter our age, these activities can bring joy to our hearts, and those of our family and neighbors. Many are putting “quarantine rainbows” in their windows as a sign of hope. Anyone can join, and perhaps we can add a cross to remind us Who we put our hope in. Prepare the “sidewalk” with the truths of Palm Sunday scriptures, and visuals that represent this day: a donkey, palms, Jesus, music notes and the word “Hosanna.” For all who walk that path, they will witness God’s truth and the celebration of Palm Sunday. Finally, fill some eggs to be opened from Palm Sunday to Easter. Fill them with Holy Week Scriptures, and hide them around our homes and yards to be found gradually. These little reminders make a big difference in continuing to celebrate Jesus through these uncertain times.
Prayer for Palm Sunday at Home
Praise You for Palm Sunday. This is the day You have made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Father, thank You for Your plan to forgive us through Jesus' substitutionary sacrifice on the cross. You pursue us, Father. Help us to set aside time to intentionally celebrate and worship You and Jesus’ entry into the Holy City on Palm Sunday. Though we face uncertain times, we know You are the same. You are good. You are not moved. You are … close.
In Jesus’ powerful name we pray,
God’s promises remain true. His love reigns. His purposes are good. God’s Word will be established on this earth. Pandemics will not stop the gospel. Just look at how we are finding ways to rally together, even though we are physically distanced. Love is unstoppable because God is love. This year, as we celebrate Palm Sunday in our homes and across screens virtually, we can anticipate the hugs and the high fives that will come again. This won’t last forever, but God’s promises will.
Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ as an author, freelance writer, and blogger at Sunny&80. Her first book, “Friends with Everyone,” is available on amazon.com. She earned a Marketing/PR degree from Ashland University but stepped out of the business world to stay at home and raise her two daughters. Besides writing, she leads a Bible Study for Women and serves as a Youth Ministry leader in her community. She lives in Northern Ohio with her husband, Jim, and two daughters.
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