Yesterday we as Christians celebrated what we call Palm Sunday, when Jesus made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the people hailed Him as their King by waving palm branches and shouting Hosanna to the Son of David.
Jesus had been teaching and healing people for three years. When He turned the water into wine as His first public miracle at a family wedding He took no glory from it. When He healed the sick, blind, deaf, dumb, and demon possessed He asked that it not be broadcast. Why? Because His time had not yet come.
When it was time for Him to reveal Himself as the Messiah, King of kings and Lord of lords He chose a LITTLE insignificant colt of a donkey to ride into Jerusalem on.
A King would have ridden into the city on a large white horse. He would be announced with trumpets and be garbed in royal robes and surrounded by his soldiers, but Jesus asked for the LITTLE colt of a donkey to ride upon! (This account is written in all four of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.)
Jesus said to two of His disciples in Luke 19:30, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ tell them,’THE LORD NEEDS IT.’ “
There are many accounts in the Gospels of Jesus using LITTLE things to accomplish mighty miracles; a little boy’s LITTLE lunch to feed 5,000 people, a LITTLE mud to heal a blind mans eyes, the LITTLE children to teach about simple faith, how a shepherd searches for one LITTLE lost lamb, how faith the size of a LITTLE mustard seed grows into a large tree, etc.
Do you feel that what talent, giftings or finances you have are LITTLE in God’s sight and He can’t use anything you have to give Him?
LITTLE is much when God uses it for His glory!!!
As Jesus NEEDED the LITTLE colt of a donkey that day to fulfill the prophecy from Zechariah 9:9 “See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”………HE NEEDS YOU!!!
What He has given you, give back to him, no matter how LITTLE you think it is. He will multiply it !!!
Have a blessed Holy Week as you look forward to Resurrection Day next Sunday.
WE SERVE A RISEN SAVIOR!!!