Don’t Touch My Donkey – Unless the King Has Need of It (Palm Sunday)


Rev. Clint Smith
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Don’t Touch My Donkey – Unless the King Has Need of It (Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12)

These portions of Scriptures have affectionately been referred to as “The Triumphal Entry.” This is a great description and portrays the image of our King Jesus coming into Jerusalem. He was and is worthy of the praise given to Him. He was and is King of all creation. He is worthy!

Jesus, in His perfect plan, orchestrated the entire story for His glory and for our understanding. God puts His plan under public display.

God’s plan combined average men who were obedient to Him, donkeys and the heart of celebration found within the human heart.

The disciples and the owners of the donkeys were obedient men. They did exactly what God told them to do the way He told them to do it. They did it God’s way.

The disciples knew Jesus, really knew Him, and praised Him. The people who came out to join the celebration knew about His good works and praised Him. There was hope that day!

The enemy of Jesus wanted the celebration and praise of Him to stop. Jesus explained that the celebration could not be stopped because He was there. He even let them know that He had the rocks on standby, should it be possible.

It took until after the resurrection for the disciples of Jesus to fully realize what happened on the extraordinary day. They had a type of dullness of heart even while celebrating Jesus.

Jesus was popular among the crowd because many were there when He raised Lazarus from the dead. These people spread the word of what He had done. They looked to Him as a supernatural king to lead them and feed them instead of the King of kings Who would offer them eternal life.

The Pharisees opposed Jesus then and the enemy opposes Jesus today.

We have every reason to trust the testimony of the Holy Scriptures today, they question is do we and will we?

Is Jesus the Lord of your life?

Have you submitted your whole life to Him?