6th Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday

Psalm 9:1-2 (NLT)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

A Thought

Today we celebrate Jesus entering Jerusalem. His journey to the cross is almost complete. We remember the crowd gathering palm branches, laying them down, and crying, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” The disciples, filled with joy and dreams of God’s kingdom realized, bask in the celebration.

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5th Sunday of Lent

Psalm 9:1-2 (NLT)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
    I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

A Thought

The Psalmist is in a celebratory mood as he writes these verses. It is obvious that he is grateful for all that God has done in his life and can barely contain his excitement. It is as if he is writing a letter to his dearest love on a moonlit night, the pen gliding over the page with rapid energy.

His love fills him with joy that cannot be contained. Memories of faithfulness elevate his voice to singing. In the words of Buddy the Elf, “I’m in love! I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!”

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