“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.’ This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: ‘Say to the Daughter of Zion, See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'” Matthew 21:1-5
I love these little details about the preparation for Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. God is indeed a God of details. He had planned and prepared for Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem down to the place he would enter the city and the animal He would ride. He had the people and animals ready and willing to serve. These details fulfilled a prophecy given in two places Isaiah 62:11 and Zechariah 9:9. Both of these were given hundreds of years before the actual entry by Jesus into Jerusalem. God also used of a donkey for Jesus’ entry which was important as it was symbolic of his humility, peace and Davidic royalty. What a God we worship and serve! He planned these things for His Son’s entry hundreds of years beforehand. Why do we not trust Him with the details of our lives? Do you doubt He is capable? Do you doubt that He cares? I pray your answer to those questions is No! I think perhaps these questions come from our own inability to relinquish control of our lives to Him.
Prayer: Lord, I know you have wonderful plans for me to prosper and give me a hope and a future. Help me to trust you with the details of my life. Build up my confidence and cause me to know with assurance that I am surrounded by your love and protection. Amen.
Blessings as you grow in trust,