Wednesday, March 22, 2017

And the Years Fly By

I found this in my Facebook memories this morning... It was part of a challenge from a friend to post a verse of scripture for seven days.

"Fifty one years ago today (now it's 53...) it was Palm Sunday. A tiny baby girl made her way into this world and took her first breath. Her parents named her Martha... I'm always disappointed when my birthday falls on Sunday and it isn't Palm Sunday. It's only happened once since I was born (in 1970) and isn't scheduled to happen again any time in the next 20 years. I'll probably never have another Palm Sunday birthday in my lifetime, but it always feels special just the same.

So, my second scripture is Matthew 21:8-10

And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’
Hosanna in the highest!”
And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
Maybe they should have named me Hosanna. Ha ha!


  1. Happy Birthday Martha. Palm Sunday....How special. Would be nice if they landed on Palm Sunday more often. I do hope and pray this year brings you some JOY. I love you.

  2. Happy birthday, Martha!
    Benny's birthday is a week after yours. It's only been on Easter three times in his life, and won't be again until his 95th birthday! Looks like it will land on Palm Sunday in less than ten years though, so guess we'll look forward to that for now!
    Enjoyed the song.

    1. Benny must have been born the same year as my friend Rich. He's just a tad older than me.
      Even when it's not my birthday Palm Sunday is still special.

  3. 🎶happy birthday to you🎶
    Linda :o)

    1. Thank you, Linda!
      I bought myself a donut from my favorite donut shop in all the world and was transported back to the days when Dad used to bring a box home to share. It was wonderful.