Prayer: Gracious God we praise you and adore you. As we get closer to the cross and the glorious day of Easter, we offer our thanks for the gift of forgiveness and salvation. Help us always sing our praises to you and not turn our backs on you. Amen
Reading: Luke 19:28-39 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Palm Sunday is a day of celebration that leads to many days of sorrow. How quickly the people of Jerusalem turned from their rejoicing and exalting to cries of crucify. The triumphal entrance is quickly forgotten since Jesus was not the savior they were looking for. Lucky for us we have years of faithful followers to lead us, and we know the outcome of Jesus’ sacrifice. Let us continually shout our hosannas to Jesus and thank God for all our gifts. Hopefully stones will not have to shout out since we are shouting out loudly every day. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory to the highest heaven!”
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