by: David Kennedy
April 3, 2020
It is hard to believe, and in some ways does not seem possible, but this Sunday is PALM SUNDAY. In our crazy, mixed up world that is what the calendar tells us. So, today's devotion is actually two words - PALM SUNDAY. Our associate, Rich Cooper, will be bringing the message for Palm Sunday, and to help prepare us for this day, I thought I would share a poem I wrote on April 6th, 1987 entitled, "PALM SUNDAY WHISPERS". With sincere apologies to all the great poets of history, here it is:
PALM SUNDAY WHISPERS
Lord, sometimes I sit and wonder
What made you do it, why did you ride?
Was it just to bring God - Yahweh
A little closer to our side?
What were you trying to tell us?
What whispers caress the wind?
What messages are there for us?
Are you quietly saying, you are a friend?
I guess that is what you are saying
In actions that speak louder than words,
In deeds that put thoughts into motions
And love into flight like God's birds.
It seems to be what you were saying
When you rode into Jerusalem that day,
That God was coming to all humankind,
And God had something to say.
Now those whispers seem all around me,
They softly speak my name,
They seem to be saying, "Child I ride
Because I love you - always and the same...
The same as I love all my children
Those who search high and low,
Those of my flock who are hurting,
Those of my flock who do not know....
Who do not know how to handle Palm Sunday,
And the whispers that caress the wind,
Whether to rejoice in the hope of ‘Hosanna’,
Or to cry for forgiveness again.
Remember my children you are forgiven,
Remember you are loved from above,
Remember the whispers you hear this day,
Are the whispers of MY ETERNAL LOVE”.
AMEN & AMEN
May you experience the power of this day and HIS love as Rich C. brings us God's word on Palm Sunday, April 5th. And, as we prepare to enter HOLY WEEK, may all our hearts be open to HIS voice and presence. Each of my devotions next week (starting Monday, April 6th) will deal with what we believe Jesus was doing on each day leading up to GOOD FRIDAY. Until then, stay safe, love one another, and praise God.
Dad, Papa, Uncle Rich, "Butter", Son-in-Law, Rich, & Rev. Rich