Our Palm Sunday celebration centered around Luke's account of the Triumphal Entry (Luke 19:28-40) and what it means to give God praise. We asked the question- "If the rocks cried out, what would they have said?" We had the basket of stones on the table, we asked each person in turn to select a stone. Then tell a story from the Bible from the point of view of the stone witnessing each event. For example, one told of how amazing it was that God used a small stone as himself to slay a warrior giant. Therefore that stone would have proclaimed Jesus as a deliverer. The kids enjoyed it so much, they couldn't stop telling stories holding up the rock and pretending it was talking. I was surprised at how many stories came to mind.
We had a wonderful time of praise and worship with lots of songs appropriate for Palm Sunday:
Blessed be the Name -Chris Tomlin
Blessed be the Name of the Lord
Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
Sing (or the rocks will)
Our daughter made her own palm tree branches to wave as we had our worship time. She has always loved Palm Sunday.
As a point of interest we read this legend:
Legend of the Donkey's Cross
"Bring me the colt of a donkey."
was the Master's request.
A young donkey was brought to Jesus
to carry Him into Jerusalem.
A week later Jesus was ordered
to be crucified.
The little donkey so loved the Lord
that he wanted to help Him carry the cross.
But, alas, he was pushed away.
The sad little donkey waited to say
goodbye until nearly all had left.
As he turned to leave, the shadow of
the cross fell upon the
back and shoulders of
the little donkey.
And there it has remained,
a tribute to the loyalty
and love of the humblest of God's creatures.