Everything I have belongs to God. Would I allow a stranger to take my car or horse if they said, “The Lord has need of it?” Thus begins the story of Palm Sunday. A king rides into Jerusalem, weeps for it, knows what is coming to him and is obedient unto death. He is obedient to the Father and to His perfect plan of redemption and reconciliation.
Luke 19:30-32 New International Version (NIV)
30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
This was a strange event, for Jesus to ride a donkey. He had walked everywhere during his lifetime and this is the first time he rode a colt.
His disciples were told to carry out a small task. But nothing is small when Jesus asks you to do it. It is part of a plan. Our gifts, our possessions, everything I have belongs to God. Everything that you have is supposed to belong to God. Where are we today, Church? Could we do that? I don’t know because we have churches that fight over, ‘Should we still give ten percent of everything we have?’
Jesus’ love for his father and for mankind was greater than what he knew was coming to him in Jerusalem. Riding on the colt was a public declaration, ‘I am a king.’ Jesus was obedient to the father and to the perfect plan of redemption and reconciliation.
Zechariah prophesied five hundred years earlier. . .
Zechariah 9:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King (Messianic King) is coming to you;
He is righteous and endowed with salvation,
Humble and unassuming (in submission to the will of the Father) and riding on a donkey,
Upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.