I love the Easter season. I love the worship, the witnessing opportunity and that my wife makes deviled eggs. I love the truth that the empty tomb communicates. I love the joy and hope that the resurrection provides.
Palm Sunday is always a meaningful part of the Easter season. At our church, we take communion in all three of the Sunday morning services on Palm Sunday. That is moving and powerful.
I hope you have a great Palm Sunday. Here is a link to my article about Palm Sunday published in Baptist Press: When The Crowd Gets It Right
I know EXACTLY how you feel because our granddaughter was baptized on Easter morning in 2011! We have two grandchildren: one, our grandson named Cody Austin (my 44th birthday gift), will graduate from high school a week from this coming Saturday; the other, a beautiful granddaughter named Brittney Nicole, will finish middle school and *gasp* begin high school (much to her daddy’s dismay) next school year! My mother, still kicking at 88 years old, was babysitter to these fabulous children when they were very young, and “Nana Rose” saw to it that they were “brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” And I work at LifeWay, but it was still a very happy surprise when these children, in their own time, made their sweet professions of faith and let us know they were ready to be baptized. (I had been pushed into baptism by well-meaning deacons when I was a pre-teen, and I wasn’t about to make that same mistake with my precious grandchildren!) Anyway…it just happened that Brittney’s special day fell on Easter 2011…and her daddy and I stood holding each other and crying as we watched from above the baptistry and that sweet little girl was “buried with Christ in baptism, raised to walk in newness of life.” Oh, what a glorious morning…and what a glorious Resurrection Sunday!!!! And I praise God with you over your grandson’s salvation and baptism too…because yes, there’s a reason they call them GRAND!!