Riding on a Donkey


Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.  John 12:14-15

The fact that Jesus chose the most humble animal to ride as He entered Jerusalem gives me hope. Like the donkey most of us are not powerful, wealthy or amazingly smart. We are just ordinary people in ordinary neighborhoods with everyday problems. Why would God, the universe creator, the King of Glory, the glorious and holy ruler of all life be interested in us? How could we dare even think that we could bring our need for daily bread and forgiveness for our sins to him?

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We can hope because our king is coming, not to conquer us or arrest us but to help us. He is coming humbly to take His throne and righteously rule over the life of anyone who will welcome Him. He knows we are afraid. He understands the feelings of our weaknesses. He has faced every temptation we have, yet without sin. He has tasted death for everyone who has ever lived. He is coming, to be our king, seated on a donkey, so we will not be afraid. Today is the day to greet Him with palm branches along the path. He is coming to us and He has chosen to give His life for us again today!

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