It is the 16th of March - a Holy Day unto the Lord and though many cheered and sang "Hosanna to the King of Kings" that day so long ago when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey - there were also many who mocked and jeered and sought to kill him. Jesus wept over the city before He entered.
41 As He [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it 42 and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. [emphasis mine]
Palm Sunday 2008 - what a glory day for my father-in-law to meet His maker - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, face to face as he danced his way into the heavenly city of Jerusalem at dawn this morning! My husband, Bob, [Monte's son] was also there to greet him! That's what I call a heavenly reunion! I can't even imagine what this day was like in the heavenlies!
In honor of March 16th, 2008 - Monte's Glory Day - Psalm 16
Read it as Monte's Prayer
A miktam of David.
1 Keep me safe, O God,
for in You I take refuge.
2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
apart from You I have no good thing."
3 As for the saints who are in the land,
they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
4 The sorrows of those will increase
who run after other gods.
I will not pour out their libations of blood
or take up their names on my lips.
5 LORD, You have assigned me my portion and my cup;
You have made my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because You will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will You let Your Holy One see decay.
11 You have made known to me the path of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your presence,
with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. [emphasis mine]
Monte's theology finally met his heavenly reality!
All praise, honor and glory to the one true God, King Jesus!