The Son of David

The Son of David

Mark 11:1-11

“The Lord hath need of him.” Would such a statement be sufficient to pry loose my stuff from me? I like to think so. And I imagine you feel the same way. But again, it is not the words nor the thoughts nor the feelings that count here so much as the life. I am challenged again to release to the Master’s use all that belongs to me. (Jesus Enters Jerusalem)

For some three years the disciples and other followers of Jesus had awaited this day. Now it had arrived! Jesus would at last take His rightful place as King of a reinvigorated Israel. The Lord finally had quit trying to hide His Kingship. The time of His revelation had arrived with high drama. Jesus was using a donkey to fulfill a most wonderful prophecy.

Exciting? Exhilarating and electrifying were more like it! What a thrill to recite Zechariah 9:9 with the multitude that day:

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”

No wonder they shouted, “Hosanna!”

But in the midst of the merry making, they missed a significant point. The beast Jesus rode wasn’t even His in the immediate sense of the word. A King riding a borrowed donkey?! That should have been an alarming warning to the throngs that this just wasn’t going to pan out as they anticipated. Alas, they were too consumed with the joy and expectations of the moment to realize that God does not necessarily fit into our plans and schedules.

Excerpted from The King as a Servant

The Lord hath need of them (Matthew 21:3)

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