As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ “
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest!”
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
You know how we tend to worry about how others think of us and how they perceive us? I’ve been learning my lessons over the years, and you know what? I’ve decided that the only one that matters is my Lord and King. He provides, He heals, He directs my steps…HE LOVES ME.
Anything and anyone else is gravy…blessings provided by God.
On Palm Sunday, the King of all humbled himself, because He knew He’d be taking our place on that cross. What makes us better than Him? How is it a good thing when we give others (or things) a higher place in our lives than him?
He is love, patience, guidance, a physician, a provider, and everything we could ever need.
We spend so much of our time (and by our, I’m included) looking to others to fill our needs. We rely on objects, people, and the wisdom of man to guide our steps. None of us are perfect and we will not work our way to it (and neither will those we look to). Only God’s grace and mercy can give us what we need.
You are only going to find your way by looking to Him and asking Him to take the reigns of your life. All you have to do ask Him.
“That’s My King”–Rev. S. M. Lockridge