Sunday, March 28, 2010

One Small Detail From Jesus' Triumphant Entry

(Mar 11:2)"Go to the village across from you. As soon as you enter, you'll find a colt tethered, one that has never yet been ridden. Untie it and bring it.... They brought the colt to Jesus, spread their coats on it, and he mounted. - Mark 11:2, 7 (Message Bible)
A small detail - The colt Jesus used had never before had a rider. Other gospels also point out the colt was a donkey.

What can we learn from that? Jesus takes unbroken, headstrong, inexperienced creatures and immediately makes them useful to his purposes, whether they be donkeys or humans.

Jesus stilled the storms with a single word (Mark 4:41) and peacefully rides the unbroken and naturally stubborn with just his touch.

- Fritz

1 comment:

  1. Great observation! That is very encouraging to me.