Palm Sunday

April 7, 2014

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wrote this short Easter meditation about Palm Sunday several years ago and wanted to share it with you again. I pray it blesses and encourages you as you begin this Easter season of celebration.

Palm Sunday

by

Rebecca Barlow Jordan

They did not see Him coming. Not Him. They saw a hope re-kindled, an end to their injustice, an easier path to follow.

They waved their palm offerings, laid down their finest clothes, but they saw only a temporary king, not a Suffering Servant. Read more

What Is the Quality of Greatness?

March 17, 2014

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We associate various meanings with the quality of greatness. Probably none of those equal the way Jesus explained–and lived–greatness. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 19

December 19, 2013

This is the 19th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Shammah, The Lord Is There. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christrmas-prayers-day-19Day 19 – Jehovah Shammah, The Lord Is There

Lord, when our hearts are failing, where can we go? You are our source of strength. You will hold our hand when our steps falter. In the midst of danger, persecution, or emotional confusion, You are there. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 18

December 18, 2013

This is the 18th in a series of 25 daily Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

Day 18 – Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner

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Lord, the battles we fight in our hearts are not new. But we often suffer combat fatigue. We forget that You are Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner.

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25 Christmas Prayers – Day 17

December 17, 2013

This is the 17th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Elohim, the Creator. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-17Day 17 – Elohim, The Creator

Lord, our thoughts are often filled with the ugliness of the world. But it was not You who erased the beauty. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 16

December 16, 2013

Today is the 16th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah-Raah, The Lord Our Shepherd. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason of Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/christmas-prayers-day-16Day 16 – Jehovah-Raah, the Lord My Shepherd

Lord, sometimes we try to sneak under the fence in search of our own greener pastures. But as Jehovah-Raah, the Lord My Shepherd, You know each of us by name! Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 14

December 14, 2013

Today is the 14th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is El Roi, The God Who Sees. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-14Day 14 – El Roi, The God Who Sees

Lord, our finite minds can’t understand the heartaches of the world–the violence of crime, the illness that steals a loved one, the searing pain of separation and divorce. Yet as our El Roi, You see it all. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 13

December 13, 2013

Today is the 13th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is El Shaddai, the All-Sufficient One. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas.)

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-13El-Shaddai, The All-Sufficient One – Day 13

Lord, everything our hearts will ever need, we can find in You. You are El-Shaddai, a God who dreams impossible dreams–and accomplishes them through Your believing children. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers– Day 3

December 3, 2013

Today is the third in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Everlasting Father. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the truhttp://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/christmas-prayers-day-3e reason for Christmas.

Day 3 – Everlasting Father

Lord, what child hasn’t longed for a tender, compassionate father–one who never breaks his promises and one who will never desert his family?

Earthly Father vs. Everlasting Father

But our earthly dads are often limited by their humanness. At times even their best attempts at fathering will appear flawed, and they will occasionally disappoint us. Some surrender in exhaustion and despair at the sheer responsibility. Others keep on loving and serving their families the best way they can, eager to mirror Your character.

But You, Lord, are the Everlasting Father–the One who knows perfectly what we need. With Your great wisdom You give us only what is best. Read more

When God Gives Unexpected Blessings

November 25, 2013

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/when-god-gives-unexpected-blessingsMost of us count our blessings–the usual ones. But what if God decides to send some rather unexpected blessings? Read more

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