KATHIE’S KORNER — Easter brings a lot to celebrate

Published 12:02 am Saturday, March 30, 2024

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I decided to write about this wonderful, full of life Easter called a “holiday” all the way to the date, March 31, which includes the very incredible Palm Sunday, March 24th, and Good Friday, March 29th and every time of honoring our Lord Jesus.

My experiences in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Garden, Tomb, Sea of Galilee where I sang in a boat, about my “Captain,” The Dead Sea, Masada, and all the places Jesus walked and preached, then, laid to rest, are absolutely the most precious, incredibly carved, memories, in me, forever.

Let’s elaborate on the very, beautiful, Palm Tree:

The Palm is one of the earliest cultivated trees, a symbol of both beauty and prosperity, used in the decoration of temples, used in construction of booths for a Festival of Booths, and most importantly, the crowds used palms to welcome Jesus to Jerusalem where he was eventually arrested and crucified on Friday.

Jericho was known as the City of Palms.

Palms are also characteristic, in the desert, at some oases and watered places.

My personal favorite is Deborah (a Judge) who rendered her decisions under a palm tree  named after her.

What an interesting court-room, don’t you think?

Deborah was also a warrior, going to war with generals and their armies, a nurse to important dignitaries, and a Praiser.

When she returned from battle with Barak and his army, and many more,  she insisted they praise God for the victory and gave God all the praise and glory.

The fruit of the date palm tree is still highly valued in that part of the world by desert travelers since it may be consumed fresh or else dried or made into cakes for a portable, easily, storable food, and,  now, in medical research for life-saving future use.

I want to leave you with this scripture : Ephesians 1: 18,19 & 20 NKJ “…the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (us), and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead …”

We have access to His power, in us, as believers:  to heal, deliver and pray for salvation, in His Name.

This is according to His Word and I have experienced this wonder to help people and situations in schools, prisons and churches, to turn around lives, for good, glory to God.

Join me at GTCOTR.com (search) also on Youtube — Wed. 7 p.m. Sun. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. This is our church with Pastor Ron and team for loving, teaching and a refreshing, for you. Where Hwy. 69 and Twin City meet. See you there.


Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Orange Newsmedia. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com.