That’s what the crowds called out as Christ rode into Jerusalem a week before His death:
“Glory to God in the highest!”
“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”
But what a difference a week makes!
Since Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Passion Week, I thought I’d share a coloring page this week that I designed especially for the occasion.
As you color, reflect on the warm welcome Jesus received during that triumphant entry — and on how cold those hearts had grown just seven days later.
Compare that contrast to your own experience. How did you feel about Christ when you first came to faith? Do you love Him even more dearly today, or has your affection and enthusiasm cooled off a bit since then?
Is Jesus still a stranger to you? Then we invite you to know Him, to trust your life to Him, to discover the great love that compelled Him to die for you, and to welcome Him with joyous shouts of “Hosanna! Hossana! Bleessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Note: This design is from the second in a line of coloring books I’m releasing this spring. Watch for the official announcement and an introductory special later this week!
Ideas for using these coloring pages:
- If your younger children have a hard time sitting still through church, let them color these Scriptures during the Sunday sermon (older kids might rather take notes with this printable)
- My children and I enjoy coloring these sheets together while my husband reads aloud to us in the evening. (For a special treat, I let them use my Prismacolor pencils.)
- I give them to my children during school time so they can color at the table while I work with their older siblings, and vice versa. (Since each of them has their own devotional journal, I’ll sometimes just assign pages out of that for them to fill in or color — that way, they get some handwriting practice, too!)
- I do one of several things with the pages once they’ve finished coloring them (and none of them wind up on our refrigerator): Sometimes we send them in letters to penpals. I might glue one into a child’s scrapbook or tack it on his bulletin board. Our littlest guys have even been known to frame them as a creative arts entry for the State Fair — there’s nothing like winning a ribbon and cash premium to motivate them to do their best job coloring future pages!