Monday, March 21, 2016

ascending into jerusalem....

...on the back of a donkey.

On the Sunday before He died,
our Lord Jesus was going up to Jerusalem.
The city was packed full of people
celebrating the Passover.

When he arrived near the Mount of Olives,
He said to two of His disciples,
"Go into the village opposite you
in which when you enter you will find a colt tied,
on which no one has ever sat;
untie it and bring it here."

"And if anyone asks you,
'Why are you untying it?'
thus you shall speak,
'The Lord has need of it."

"The two found it just as Jesus had told them.
And as they were untying the colt,
it's owner said to them
'Why are you untying the colt?'
And they said,
'The Lord has need of it."

It happened just as Jesus said.
They brought the donkey to Jesus,
spread their garments on it's back,
and had Him sit there atop the beast of burden.

As they were going the people were
spreading their garments on the ground ahead of Him.
They were praising God
joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen.

In just a few days,
many of this same crowd 
would be crying out for His Crucifixion.
Jesus knew what would happen
because He came here to die.

The people were amazed at Jesus for His miracles,
but they didn't know who He was.
He wasn't riding on that donkey up to Jerusalem to be their king.
The donkey thing should have given them a clue.
Kings don't ride on donkeys.
He was coming to be their Savior.
He was coming to die so that they could be reconciled to God.
they didn't want a Savior, they wanted an earthly king.

We are sinners!
We need a Savior!
Don't miss who He is and what He came to do.

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