Digging Deeper – April 15, 2019
MONDAY, APRIL 15
“When He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’ So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them.”
Luke 19:29-32 ESV
THE GREATEST RESCUE PLAN EVER
The Apostle Luke in Luke 19:28-35 shares with us a rather unusual story. It is the story of the little donkey colt that Jesus will ride as He enters the city of Jerusalem. In doing so, Jesus will fulfill the scripture in Zechariah 9:9 where the Prophet speaks of the Messiah riding into the city of Jerusalem on a little donkey. All they were to do was to find the man who owned the donkey colt and tell him that Jesus needed it. Jesus had already made plans so that it would be an easy task. They wouldn’t have to haggle with the man or anything like that. All they had to do was to follow Jesus’ directions because God in flesh had already set everything in motion. Everything was going just as God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit had set it up.
As a result of poor planning, Dennis from Kay, Texas, needed some same-day dry cleaning before his trip. He went to a store that said, “One-Hour Dry Cleaners.” “I need this in an hour,” he told the clerk. She said, “I can’t get this back to you until Thursday.” “I thought you did dry cleaning in an hour?” “No,” she replied, “That’s just the name of the store.”
We serve a God who plans. We serve a God who is always multiple steps ahead of us and only needs us to follow His will and way. God has a plan for our lives much in the same way as He had for these disciples and for this little donkey. God’s big plan was to send His Son to seek and to save the lost. Easter is the greatest rescue plan ever. God inviting you into a relationship with Him is part of that plan. Have you accepted His invitation? Ask God what His plan is for your life today.
The word “lambs” implies that a faith commitment can’t be compelled by force. This sets Christianity apart from other religions the are forced upon people. The word “lamb” also implies that we follow Jesus example. What does it look like for you to be a “lamb” in sharing your faith in your world?