Palm Sunday 2020

04.05.20 | Stories, Stories of Hope

    Palm Sunday 2020

    Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”
    -John 12:23-24

    “As people of God, we daily find ourselves in circumstances and situations where we are asked to ‘die’- die to what we think or what we want to say, die to what we feel like doing, or even die to remain silent or invisible. Each time we yield to this death, this crucifixion, the Christ who lives within us is made visible...Whatever the sacrifice, we trust that in our dying, as with Jesus, the Spirit will bring resurrection and that this new life will result in a praise and thanksgiving that brings yet more glory to God. For this reason we don’t give up. We press into it. We continue to die. We climb the hill again and again.”
    -from the book, “Bread for the Resistance: 40 Devotions for Justice People” -Donna Barber

    The church is not dead,
    Easter Sunday is not dead,
    Holy Week, neither.
    Our old ways & traditions,
    If dead, may they bear much fruit.

    -Kenton Reaves Hundley
    Director of Discipleship for Children & Youth