Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
The Lord Jesus is the Savior who was prophesied by the prophets to come to be king. Why didn’t the Lord Jesus ride into the holy city of Jerusalem on a strong horse, instead he rode a colt of a donkey?
The Lord Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt that no one had ridden before, which symbolized that He was a humble King of peace, and He did not come to fight or seize power. The people sang welcome songs, praising the Savior who had finally come. The path that the Lord Jesus walked was purposeful, not random wandering. When He came to Jerusalem, He was preparing to complete God’s plan to save the world, that is, He was about to be crucified! He knew it in his heart, but he didn’t run away, because he obeyed the will of the heavenly father, and because he loved the world, he was willing to walk on this painful path.
Let’s all try to bray like a donkey. There are a few special donkeys in the Bible. Let’s take a look at the interesting introduction~
- Colt: A young donkey.
- Jerusalem: It is an important city in Israel, because the temple is here, and it is also the center of religion, culture, and politics.
- Temple: Built in the city of Jerusalem, it is the place where the Israelites worship God and offer sacrifices.
When we know that the Lord Jesus is a loving and powerful Savior, we should also praise Him with joy! And give thanks to Him! Serve Him joyfully and obediently like a colt!
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for being humbly born in a manger, thank you for mercifully healing the sick, thank you for coming to be the king of peace, thank you for loving the world, willing to obey God, being crucified on the cross, saving me and the world. I want to praise You as a loving Savior! I pray in the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen!