The Lord Has Need of It
Here is Jesus; on His way to Jerusalem, stopping to instruct two of His Disciples: “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. 3 And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.” (Mark 11:2-3 NKJV).
If you were the owner what would be your response?
A Date With A Donkey & Destiny
Jesus needed the colt to take His final ride to Jerusalem. By riding on the colt He was revealing His Kingship/Royalty to all. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 19: 36a).
He was also fulfilling prophecy.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
He was going in peace (Prince of Peace). “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke 19: 36b)
A Date With Palms & Destiny
People waved palm branches and placed them on the ground before Him. The palm branch represented goodness and victory, the final victory He would soon fulfill over death.
A Date With Praise & Destiny
Hosanna in the Old Testament meant “save me please”. In the New Testament it shifts to “Praise God” or a new salvation. When the people shouted "Hosanna!" they were hailing Christ as God.
A Date With Human Nature & Destiny
There were all kinds of people on the road:
A Date With Emotions & Destiny
Jesus wept for Jerusalem as He looked at the city. Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. (Luke 19: 41-42)
What/whom are you weeping for?
What/whom do you think Jesus is weeping for now?
Riding Into My Destiny
As Jesus rides into Jerusalem He is thinking of what awaits Him
Jesus’ destiny that Palm Sunday, that Good Friday was my destiny but for His intervention.
Jesus’ destiny that Palm Sunday, that Good Friday was (substitute your name) destiny but for His intervention.
You and I deserved it – He didn’t. He fought the final battle over death and won. Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,‘ (John 11:25)
The enemy knows it and will do everything he can to tell you differently. He is a liar – don’t let him distract you.
What is Special About Palm Sunday?
Jesus knowing He was a wanted man rode into the enemies territory to give Himself up for our sins.
Jesus did His part. What is your response?
Veronica V. Sutherland is an author, teacher, coach, speaker, minister, mother, and wife who is passionate about serving God through service to others. She ministers to busy Christian women by helping them to grow their faith through practising the spiritual disciplines to develop an intimate relationship with God.