devotional post # 2037
Luk 19:28 And after he had told these stories, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
Luk 19:29 Now when he came near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,
Luk 19:30 telling them, “Go to the next village ahead of you. When you enter it, you will find a colt tied there on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here.
Luk 19:31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.'”
Luk 19:32 So those who were sent ahead found it exactly as he had told them.
Luk 19:33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?”
Luk 19:34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
Luk 19:35 Then they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt, and had Jesus get on it.
his choice of ride
Barclay comments on this event as a demonstration of Jesus’ courage, because by this time he was “a man with a price on his head,” yet he deliberately draws attention to himself by arranging this very public entry into Jerusalem. Yet, he also points out that Jesus’ choice of ride shows that he does not want to take Jerusalem by force. He is offering himself as legitimate king in peace.
There will be a day when Christ comes back riding on a white war horse. But today he comes in the gentleness of an offer.
LORD, we accept your offer of peace. Lead us.