Our Flag and What it Means

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During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Palm Sunday

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (John 12:12-13)

By waving palm branches and using them to cover his path as he rode into the city on a donkey, the crowd indicated that he was revered and respected on the level of royalty, and in doing so, challenged the power of the Roman empire and priests that ruled Jerusalem. (credit)

Matthew 21: 1-11
21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,“Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”


  1. Amen- I always loved it in our old church when they had the kids come in carrying palm fronds. xo Diana

    1. I miss that too. They don't seem to do that anymore! Happy Holy Week to you Diana!

  2. We attended Palm Sunday services last night but they distributed palms. At some time in the past we were all in a procession but it may be too difficult with all the older folks using walkers now, there are quite a few. I'm glad we went last night because the storm this morning was bad and we're expecting more later on, some could be severe.

    1. I'll bet it was pretty. Glad you shared this with us. I sure hope your weather doesn't become severe That's true and might very well be the reason people with walkers and such. Have a great Easter Week..

  3. I'm Finally Back!

    1. Hello Clint and Welcome Back! We have missed you.

  4. My pastor preached this today. Via facebook live of course.
    Happy Palm Sunday to you!!


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