I took this picture on our trip to Israel last year. It has nothing to do with my post other than I always think about this image during Passion Week.
Now for the funny! Mom and I and the other children's sunday school teachers gathered our students to do the annual Palm Sunday parade down the aisles of the church waving palm branches and saying, "Hosannah, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."
My little group practiced before church began...and then we did the unthinkable, we handed each precious child two palm branches with ten minutes to go before church began.Oiy!
I'm sure you can imagine what happened next. Visitors were welcomed to church with slaps from the palm branches, a few little girls used their palm branches as pom-poms and pretended to be cheerleaders, other acted like they were swords and had sword fights.
Needless to say, the palm branches didn't look the same as when we had passed them to our students....the branches were a bit more broken in, so to speak.
And while this alone is funny, the funniest part is when I heard one of our students, as she was waving her palm branches, saying, "Hosannah, Hosannah, let down your long hair!" Oh my gracious. That is funny!