Jesus is our King
Today's devotion is based on Matthew 21:10,11, "When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?" The crowd answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
When the crowd in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday said that the man riding on the donkey was "Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee," it may have surprised people. The town of Nazareth was known as a nothing-good-can-come-from-there-town sheds a little light on who our King was and is. He wasn't a royal who only knew palace life or grew up with a family crest sewn into his suitcoat. Even though he knows heaven with its streets of gold, he also knows poverty. Even though he knows the safety of heaven where the gates never close, he also knows danger. He knows the glory of being King but also knows your story personally.
And that's just a little bit of what makes Jesus a greater type of King. He is relatable. He is approachable. More than being approachable, he also approaches you. This is precisely what the prophet wanted us to see in Jesus, "See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey." You have a King who comes to you no matter where or who you are.
Please pray with me: Dear Jesus, thank you for erasing the barriers between you and me. Please give me the confidence to approach you daily, knowing that you understand what I'm going through, even better than I know myself. Amen.