The devotion for today is based on Luke 19:32-34, “Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as [Jesus] had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
Why did the owner of the colt let Jesus’ disciples take it? We are not told what he said, but apparently, because he believed that if the Lord needs something from you, then it’s something you should do.
Why did Jesus ride into Jerusalem knowing that, at the end of the week, his perfect obedience was going to be rewarded by the shedding of His own blood? Why would he mount a donkey, parade into the city, listening to the cheers of men, women, and children knowing that by the end of the week, nails and thorns would be pounded into him?
He was only and always thinking about our need to be forgiven and giving you something to look forward to when Jesus comes again—an eternal existence with our heavenly Father where every tear will be wiped away, and you will never need anything more than what you’ve already been given.
Please pray with me, Lord Jesus; thank you for coming to this world humbling yourself so that we can stand innocent before God the Father on Judgement Day. In Jesus’ blessed name, I pray. Amen.