Today is the first day of Summer, the longest day of the year, so enjoy the sunshine! The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and since this is a Bible-based blog, I thought it appropriate to remind us about a day that was even longer than today. That day was a a day when the sun stood still, making that the longest day if the year for any year.
“So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies.” – Bible or Not?
Here’s a great tool that will show you how long the day will be where you live…
Today is Palm Sunday, the day when Christians throughout the world commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as Messiah. The account is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, and in the Gospel of Matthew we find the passage where the people cried out Hosanna and then laid their cloaks and branches from trees on the road ahead of Jesus. The trees from which the branches were cut are presumably palm trees, thus we have Palm Sunday. Today’s post is not about trees though, it is about the manner in which Jesus entered Jerusalem, which is much more important.
“Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass.” – Zechariah 9:9 KJV
Jesus entered Jerusalem at the beginning of the Passover feast, the Passover itself being a type and shadow of His sacrifice that was to come later in that week. The people were in an uproar for two reasons…
Well, we’ve made it through 2012 and have the wonderful opportunity to start fresh in 2013. There are so many New Year quotes about new beginnings, and new resolutions, and new other things that it was really hard to decide what to write this week. I’m not a big fan of New Year resolutions as they often are short-lived. I tend to think that if something it worthwhile enough to make a resolution to do it, then I should resolve to make it part of my lifestyle. Which brings me to a Bible quote about looking forward, and not looking back…