Mark 11: 1-10
Luke 19: 29-40
In the 23rd Psalm, the Shepherd Psalm, the whole monologue is from the point of view of the sheep. The Lord is my shepherd etc- I shall not want. The sheep is letting us know what a wonderful thing it is to have Jesus for your shepherd.
Mother, where are they taking us- should I be afraid?
Na---y my little one— let me tell you some donkey history.
1. Story of Baalim- one of your great great great ..uncles once was employed to transport a man who was not willing to obey God. He saw an angel and experienced a miracle.
2. Not long ago—another of our cousins had a most wonderful experience. He gave a ride to a beautiful woman who was going to have a baby. He, of course, expected to be put in a stable,-- but he didn’t expect when he went to put his head into the manger, to find a baby there--and all the men coming to worship Him. He wished he could have talked so he could worship Him too. They called Him Lord Jesus.
3. And my little one, I think I heard right with my big donkey ears--the men who came to our owner said the Lord hath need of them and it was only yesterday that I heard our owner reading from the book he called Zechariah (9:9).
My little one, I tremble to think that we may be the very ones of which it was written.
But mother, it is my nature to not want a man sitting on my back. I can feel it inside and I think I want to buck him off
Sh--here we are— and oh what a wonderful day it was!
As the little colt walked away, he said:
The Lord sent for me, I was not afraid.
The Lord rode on my back and I did not buck him off. I did not even want to even though it was my nature. It felt comfortable and right for the Lord to be guiding me in the way He wanted me to go. I felt that it was for this purpose I had been born.
When the crowds cheered, I knew it was Him they worshiped not me, but I was just happy to be able to carry Him, to be His transportation. Just to think that on that very special day He needed me Wow! Yes and may I always be ready in case He needs to have another ride.