A military tank. An armored car. Air Force One. A military war horse. These are all fitting modes of transportation for a ruler of a country or kingdom. But the King of the Universe, Jesus, rides in… on a young donkey. A beast of burden.
The crowd doesn’t even seem to notice. The palm branches and cloaks are strewn none the less. Maybe they remember the prophecy, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
The parade will not deter Jesus from His lofty goal, to be humbled and obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. The King of the Universe will ascend His throne of the cross so that you and I will be heirs of a kingdom that will never fade.
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska.