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March 29, 2015, 5:34 PM

Let Me Be the Donkey!


Mark 11:1-11

All three Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) make it a point that the donkey Jesus choses to ride into town on is one in which "no one had ridden."  I've never broken in such an animal before... but I have heard that sitting upon a donkey or horse that has never taken a rider can be "quite the experience."   One would likely be launched into the air... praying that gravity is kind in its choice of a landing spot. And yet with Jesus, the colt  of a donkey upon which He rides is quiet, obedient, and responses easily to His commands.   Very un-donkey-like if you ask me!  It displays the nobility of a white steed without any of the pride. There were a lot of reactions to Jesus' entry into Jerusalem that day:

The Crowds:  They spread their cloaks in the road, and shouted "Hosanna!"

The Disciples:  John 12:16 says indicates that they were puzzled by the whole spectacle.

The Curious:   John 12:18 says that many went out to get a look at Jesus.

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