Sunday, March 28, 2010

We Have a Winner!!!

Just a few things before I announce the winner of the Spring Giveaway!!! :)

Today is Palm Sunday!!! In fulfillment of prophecy (Isaiah 62:11 & Zechariah 9:9), Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The crowds lined the street shouting "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." (Psalm 118:25-26) They placed palm branches and robes in front of Jesus. This was particularly disturbing to the religious leaders who were jealous of Jesus. They demanded that Jesus silence the crowd, but he responded that even if the crowd were silent, the stones would cry out.

The events of the next week would forever change the world. Jesus entered Jerusalem and the crowd welcomed him as a king. By the end of the week they were demanding his death. His followers abandoned him in fear. None of his close followers had really understood the events of Palm Sunday and Holy Week until after Jesus returned. They had all expected Jesus to be an earthly king, but God had given them something so much better - an open door into a Kingdom that would never end.

Will you walk through the open door at Jesus' invitation to "Come"?

Now, I would like to sing ~ Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Jayne of PrimWyoGirl! Happy Birthday to you!!! Even though you did not win the Spring Giveaway, if you would send me your name and address, I would love to send you a little somethin' somethin' to help you celebrate!

Okay, drumroll please!!! The winner of the Spring Giveaway is....

Daisy Lover

Congratulations Paula!!! Please send me your name and address and I will send your Palm Leaf Pillow out ASAP. (I will need to hear from you by March 31st or I will need to draw another name.)


Carol said...

That's so nice of you Lucy to remind of what happened leading up to Easter. The reason for the season. I appreciate that:)

Happy Birthday Jayne!

Congratulations Paula!

michelle said...

congrats to daisy lover and this is such a glorious day for on this palm sunday our family,all five of us were batized today.It was so beautiful we all recieved palm fronds to celebrate this holy week.god bless michelle

michelle said...

ok my spelling is not so good lol but the lord has filled my soul today still on a rush from dailt events(baptized)michelle

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
What a beautiful thing to remember this special Palm Sunday, and leading right into our Easter holiday. Thank you for sharing with me today.

Happy Birthday to Jayne. Congrats to "Daisy Lover". She is so lucky.

Have a beautiful week sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

Prim2Pink said...

Congratulations to Daisy Lover!!!

Angie Berry said...

Lucy, Thanks for sharing about Passion week. This story is so often overshadowed by the resurrection and sometimes forgotten. But the week leading up to Jesus' resurrection is extremely important! Thank you for the beautiful reminder!

Another thank you for my lovely gifts!! It was so exciting to open a present! I love it all! Even down to your advertising pieces. I'm going to put the note with the rabbit so I will always remember you every time I see it. I'm off work tomorrow and going to post about it on my blog. =]

Have a wonderful week friend~