Lessons from a Donkey

20 Sep

God’s Word: Mark 11:1-11

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

When Jesus rode the colt of a donkey into Jerusalem—two miracles took place.  Jesus on donkeyThis colt had never been ridden yet the colt behaved perfectly for Jesus.  Ask a donkey owner—this doesn’t happen.  They first have to learn to trust their rider.  In this case the donkey knew he could trust Jesus.  First miracle.  Next challenge for a donkey is being in a parade.  Donkey’s need everything in their lives nice and calm.  Anything different in their world and they are on alert.  Riding in a parade where people were waving palm branches and laying down coats for the donkey to walk over just doesn’t happen.  But it did for this donkey.  Second miracle.

As Jesus had control over the storms and was able to walk across water—He also had control of that donkey. What is facing you in your life today?  Are you thinking you need a miracle?  As the people observing the parade were filled with praise—that is the starting point for you also.  No matter the tempest that surrounds you, Jesus is with those who have turned to Him as their Savior.  You can be at peace even in the midst of the storm.  As the donkey was at peace with the Savior you can be too.

Take this advice from the donkey’s behavior.  1- When Jesus calls to you—follow.  2- Trust Jesus even when your world is turned upside down. 3- When the world is in chaos and in your face—keep moving forward because Jesus has your back.  4- You don’t have to know why just that Jesus is near. 5- This too shall pass.

God’s Question: Faced any obstacles lately?

God’s Promise:  You are always on My radar!

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for this simple but profound lesson from the donkey.

I am Sorry I often don’t trust as well as this donkey.

Thank You for this reminder to hold on through the storms.

Please help me be a light for others going through storms of life.

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