Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Riding On A Donkey"

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." Zechariah 9:9
A king riding on a donkey's colt? Shouldn't He have been riding on a white stallion? Shouldn't He have come another way? "And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon." (Matthew 21:6,7)
Jesus made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey's colt. He didn't make it on some grand animal or being carried on a throne by men. He came in the way He chose according to His own plan and wisdom. We tend to think that the Lord should "show up" in our situation in a certain way. As a matter of fact, we try to tell Him exactly how He should do it. But the way in which He chooses is up to Him, not us. His ways are perfect and He knows exactly what to do and how to do it. His ways often seem foolish to us. For example, He uses the "foolishness of preaching to save the lost". It may seem foolish but it is the power of God that brings salvation.
So whatever you are going through, whatever you are facing, just know that He will show up, He will be there, He will come into your situation, it just may not be in the way that you think He should. He just might come to your rescue riding on a donkey instead of a white horse.
Have a great day. The Lord may not show up in your situation as a knight in shining armor riding a white horse, He might show up riding on a donkey. Whichever way He comes is up to Him, not you. 
For further reading:
Isaiah 55:8,9
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
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