The focus today isn’t about the length of the procession or the loudness of the crowd or yet how it upset the Pharisees of the day; it is about the animal he rode into the town with.
The Lord sent his disciples “Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them”(Matthew 21:2-3)
They did as they were commanded and the colt was eventually brought to the Lord. He rode it into the town. But What can we see from this portion of this passage?
Lets look at that colt for a while. Perhaps it had been tied to that stake for a long time and every day it watches other colts and donkeys being rode around town, taken to the market etc but it was tied there and it appeared as though there were no hope for it. I’ll like to imagine that perhaps its stagnant and static position had caused others to perhaps mock or laugh at it daily. “Hey Mister, you’re still here? Look I’m heading to town with my owner today but look at you, theres no hope for you”. This reminds me of the story of Hannah in the bible.The Bible tells us in 1st Samuel that her co wife Penninah would mock her daily and that of course did trouble her.
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