As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a young DONKEY TIED there that NO ONE HAS EVER RIDDEN. UNTIE IT AND BRING IT HERE. If anyone asks, ‘What are you doing?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it and will return it soon.’” (Mark 11:1-3 NLT)
I’m sure some people feel like their lives are like this poor donkey; tied up, feeling ignored as it stays there and watches other donkey’s been ridden by. They go out and come back to meet it in the same spot. Even when it tries to move, it can only go so far because it is restricted by the rope tied around its neck. There may have been feelings of frustration, loneliness, abandonment and rejection. That’s the bad news but the good news is that Jesus did not reject it. He had a plan for it. He knew exactly where it was. He knew it was tied down and apparently what may have seemed like abandonment and rejection to the donkey, Jesus saw as being reserved for a great purpose.
The donkey was reserved for a purpose and that was to usher Jesus into town where He would catch people’s attention; People who would turn around, stop what they are doing and praise Him and when it was time, Jesus served notice… UNTIE IT AND BRING IT HERE and they had no choice but to let it go… As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They said what Jesus had told them to say, and they were permitted to take it. (Mark 11:5-6 NLT)
No arguments… No fights… No questions asked. I like how the Message translation puts Luke’s version of this story… As they were untying the colt, ITS OWNERS SAID, “What are you doing untying the colt?” They said, “HIS MASTER NEEDS HIM” (Luke 19:31-34). I don’t know who or whatever thinks they own you… addiction… sin… bondage… whatever… Please know that once born again, you only have one Master and that is Jesus Christ. The enemy may think they’ve got you tied down but your Master has need for you and as He places a demand on your life, whatever or whoever has tied you down has no choice but to untie you and let you go.
God bless you
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