Used with Permission by, Linda DeSilva
“What hands he must have had!” exclaimed the jockey, as he heard the story of Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem on an unbroken donkey colt. Any animal trainer will tell you, it was an amazing feat to be able to ride an unbroken donkey (that most stubborn animal) through crowds shouting hosannas at the top of their voices and waving palm branches in front of it. But, the One on that donkey was the Creator of all things. “Without Him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3)
As the procession made its way into the city of Jerusalem, there was great excitement, and people asked: “Who can this be?” Those following Jesus answered: “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” The swelling crowds followed Jesus to the Temple. “He turned over the tables of the moneychangers and the benches of the ones who were selling doves. He told them, “The Scriptures say, ‘My house should be called a place of worship.’ But you have turned it into a place of robbers.” Now, blind and lame people came to Jesus in the Temple and He healed them. (See Matthew 21:10 – 14.) Those wonderful hands of Jesus that had also raised the dead, continued to minister to the suffering.
The Chief Priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses were angry about the exultant throng, no doubt remembering the earlier attempt to take Jesus and make Him their king! (See John 6:5 – 15.) But a conquering king rides on a prancing steed – not on a donkey, a lowly beast of burden. As Zechariah foretold (9:9) Jesus came to bring Salvation, not rebellion.
Have YOU recognized Jesus as your Saviour and Lord? Place your life today in His wonderful hands!