JESUS, BORN THE KING
Interestingly enough I woke up thinking about Jesus on a donkey. Just one of those random thoughts that I awake with… Jesus on a donkey.
I asked the Lord, why? Why did Jesus ride into town on a donkey. Why not a Stallion or in a chariot, something more fitting for a King? I know what the scripture says, and know that it was prophesy, but why a donkey in the first place?
Then a thought came to me, on the back of a donkey “an asses colt” He could see the people, His people eye to eye.
Imagine for a moment the humility it must have taken for Jesus to ride into town on a donkey. Think of the obedience it took for Him to prove the scripture. There is nothing haughty about riding on a donkey. Jesus was being worshiped, and He was being worshiped eye to eye.
“On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.” John 12:12-16
How tall above the crowd could Jesus have been, if he were on a horse? How many hands-high? A donkey’s colt is a much smaller animal, and would of course not leave his rider to be ‘looked up to’. He would have been able to be right in touch with everyone.
So my question to you is this… “Do you think Jesus’ thought any less of himself as a King just because He was riding in town on a donkey?” Of course not! He knew who He was! He was a King, He was THE King. His identity didn’t change, just because He was on a donkey! He had an internal thermos set at ‘Christ’, and no amount of humbling would cause Him to denounce who He was.
We are called to be Kings and Queens. In America we are sovereign, and as Christians we are one in Him [2 Corn. 5:17, Gal 3:28].
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corin. 5:17 (NIV)
“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Gal. 3:29 (NIV)
There is no turning back when you have inherited a Sonship in Christ. What an amazing thing to be witness to, Jesus didn’t need to care what he was ridding, He just had to know who He was and that He was riding into His destiny. Praise God for us that He did it all, eye to eye.
Choose to be noble today, be royal. Nobility and royalty have met in you and as you choose to go about all those mundane chores as a man or woman of God today, remember who you are and what was done for you! Jesus choose a donkey, a donkey on which no one had ever sat. (Even Jesus liked new cars!)
A prayer for today,
Father God, thank You so much for our understanding of Your Word. Thank You for always showing us that You were humble to the end. You lived a lifestyle of example to us, and You love us so much that not only did You die for us, You kept us mindful of You all along. Thank You for giving us Your Son, thank You for showing us love ever lasting and keeping us FOREVER in your sights! Praise You Jesus! AMEN
May God Bless you today as you go about your day as a King or Queen in Him!
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