As I’m writing this little blog, we have just come through the celebrations of The Passion Week of our Lord. Palm Sunday, Good Friday, & Easter Sunday are now behind us for another year.
However, I trust and pray that our celebrations of Jesus’ Resurrection are not behind us. Hopefully, they will always be fresh, relevant, and alive! This year I’ve been thinking about so many different aspects of, and events included in, the great story of our Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection. One of those stories has to do with Jesus’ instruction to a couple of His disciples to get a donkey for Him to ride in His Triumphal Entry. The account is found in Luke 19 : 29b – 34:
Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 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. If anyone asks you, Why are you untying it – tell him, ‘The Lord needs it.
Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, Why are you untying the colt? They replied, The Lord needs it.
In light of Jesus’ instructions about obtaining the donkey, it’s clear that we are to unquestioningly OBEY Jesus when he tells us to do something. Just because we don’t understand how everything will work out, or just because things might seem impossible, are not valid reasons to refuse to obey.
We must always be ready and willing for Jesus to use of our possessions and our positions. Since he is our Master, those things don’t really belong to us, but rather, to Him. When he sends a message, “The Lord has need of it,” we must relinquish our control willingly and immediately and give it ALL to Him!
– Senior Pastor Daniel M. Downing
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