“Do not be afraid,Oh Daughter of Zion; see, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” (John 12:15)
Today we celebrate the Triumphal Entry, when Christ came into Jerusalem on the celebration of passover, (also called Palm Sunday), when the Jews would sacrifice a lamb ,”without spot or blemish,” to pay for the sins they had committed in the previous year.
A donkey’s colt was neither tame or considered able to be ridden.
For Jesus to come into Jerusalem in this manner was considered miraculous by those who witnessed it.
The Jews wanted to make Jesus their King, but they did not know that He had come to be their Savior, the lamb of God, without spot or blemish, that will,” take away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)
This is the Jesus we know now, the humble servant leader that laid down His life for us, in sacrifice to pay for our sins.
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,” (1 Peter 3:18)
This Jesus calls to us to come to Him and makes it clear that He has done all the heavy lifting.
He only wants us to rest from our own works and to trust His humble gentle heart.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30)
But the day is coming when Christ will come down again , only He will show us another dimension to His title of King Of Kings and Lord of Lords.
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16)
The Bible tells us much about each age that has been, and those that are still to come.
For He will come again.
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
The time to prepare for the age to come is now.
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”