Sunday has come around again and not just any Sunday. Today is Palm Sunday. The family came over for church again this week, and we seem to be getting into the habit of tea/coffee and something nice to eat after church. It will probably be one of my happy memories of lockdown. Not the usual stress to get to church on time, but rather a more relaxed flexible family time. We could stop the preacher mid-sermon to get water, help the kids with their activities and so on.
Our sermon was based on Colossians 2:13, “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins”
What I got out of it is that forgiveness is always costly. Our forgiveness cost God. We are called to forgive others. There will be a cost to us. It is not easy and can only be done if we have a full appreciation of the forgiveness God gifted to us.
I thought the children might want to make palm crosses,
but it was much more fun to race up and down on the driveway on roller blades or a scooter. After all, yesterday had been a cold, wet, indoor kind of day.