Tuesday, July 27, 2010

He comes on a colt

Luke 19:30 "Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here." 35 They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold your king is coming to you;  He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Jesus went riding in triumph into Jerusalem on the back of a colt, a young donkey, just as the prophet Zechariah prophesied several hundred years earlier.  He could have walked, as He did throughout His ministry.  He could have ridden a horse like a great commander or conqueror to represent victory of His Kingdom. But He allowed a simple beast of labor to carry Him.  I believe that Jesus comes into our lives in a similar way.  He doesn't smash down a gate and trample into our heart.  He doesn't insist on our obedience, or our devotion.  But the donkey is a beast of burden and Jesus comes humbly to complete important work in our hearts, just as the donkey carried Him into Jerusalem to complete the greatest work of all time at Calvary.  He was hailed by those who loved Him and who had come to believe in Him as they had seen the miracles and heard the truths of God's Kingdom.  He was rejected by those who loved their comfortable lives of sin and self control, who felt threatened by Him.  Have you allowed the Son of God to ride into your heart on His lowly donkey?  He has come to finish a great work in our hearts and He is riding in to finish that work in you as an individual.  There were two kinds of response to His arrival that day in Jerusalem.  Each of us must choose how we will respond, as well.
Rob Smith

No comments:

Post a Comment