The Easter Story begins with Palm Sunday. People in Jesus’ land were longing for a leader who would rid them of the Roman soldiers who occupied their land and were convinced that Jesus was this person, the Messiah.
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey with his disciples that day for the annual celebration of Passover, the crowds went wild, cheering and throwing palm branches in his path. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,” they shouted.
They were full of joyful expectation, but the religious leaders were angry and suspicious and began to plot to kill Jesus.
When the religious leaders told Jesus to silence his followers, Jesus said, ‘If the crowds were silent the very stones would cry out.’
What do you think Jesus meant?
Take a leaf or a stone and as you hold it, think of the dreams and hopes you have for the future.