“Say to the daughter of Zion,‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” Matthew 21:5 (ESV)
The final start, a man, clothed in humility, a smile radiant with love, eyes fixed on eternity, flesh prepared for stripes, the steady rhythm of hooves, and a wave of voices singing his praise — me a guilty bystander, admiring the presence of a man that knew my name. I’m a far way off, but I have decided to place myself within His story, knowing that I’m a contributor to his wounds. Alive by his grace; I saw his aim, his intentionality not easily missed. Longing for freedom (deliverance from sin) leaked from his pores, and peaceful justice resting in his hands. What manner of man enters Jerusalem ready for death but pointing towards victory?
Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing His time was limited and He soon would embrace a cross. In the middle of sadness, disappointment, and frustration, what does your life point to? Do you look at the darkness and see the light? When people need encouraged do they come to you? It's not that we don't face hopeless situations at home or school, but we have a relationship with Jesus. The One who, as the final say, brings light and life to every situation. Everything may not always go as planned, but He is still in control.
Father, show me how my life can point towards you. Amen.