1 Kings 6:31-32 He constructed doors of olive wood for the entrance to the Inner Sanctuary; the lintel and doorposts were five-sided. The doors were also carved with cherubim, palm trees, and flowers, and then covered with gold leaf.
A few friends posted the suggestion and photos of putting palms on your front door for palm Sunday. We have palms in our front and backyard. I was going to cut one or two, but I realized my husband already had. I added them to our Easter sign. I love it! I love palms and all things green!
Thank you Jesus for showing up on the that Palm Sunday ages ago. Thank you for being willing to enter into the week that You knew would end in the cross. I thank you for being brave. I thank you for being the Savior we all needed then and need now.
The verse up top of this page was from the old testament. I wanted the Biblegateway search of “palm” to reveal to me in God’s word where palms were. It was intriguing to me that they decorated doors within the inner sanctuary with this symbol. Palms were a part of their culture and landscape.
Now, I kind of want to add flowers to my front door for Easter! I think I will. My childhood church growing up had a cross that you could add a flower to on Easter Sunday morning. I have a camelia plant blooming right now. I may cut a few of those and also pull my flowers from our secret garden to our front porch. We need to make all things cheerful right now for us and for others who walk by!
This verse also mentions gold leaf covering the door. I think that would be a bit much for a front door, but I kind of do want to paint our front door. I love to paint things! I recently bought a set of watercolors with our son. He and I ventured out to the craft store before we were asked to stay home fully. I am so glad that I did go and buy those because I’ve revived my high school sketch book with some doodles and drawings with color!
Color enhances things. What is your favorite color? Mine is green. Green is good for today–Palm Sunday. Will you find some green things to liven your mood today? Perhaps you have something green you can adorn your door with?!
Dear Lord, It’s all about you. This day and everyday. I pray we continue to look to You each day we wake, and each day we fall asleep. May we never cease to pray for those in need. May we never cease to acknowledge that Your Word is full of messages for us. Help us to crack open our Bibles or bring up Biblegateway.com to search for messages. Give us open hearts and doors that are cheerful for our own joy and for the joy of those that pass by! AMEN.