Mar 20

Stonehenge is pictured above, and before you wonder why today’s entry is using a “pagan” item to be paired with scripture, let me remind you that today is the first day of Spring for 2016. Many believe that Stonehenge was a place marking significant rituals and events in Celtic culture, especially for the solstice days. I believe it wasn’t constructed casually, but with great intention. I also believe it is a perfect photo for this, Palm Sunday, as we recall the words of Jesus that “even the stones will shout out.” It will be a long trek this week.

How often creation already knows what we have failed to see.

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

Scripture Reference: Luke 19:28-40, NRSV

Image Credit: Amary, for British Telegraph