Jesus was carried in His mother’s body on a simple beast of burden – a donkey – only 33 years prior to His entry into Jerusalem. He came into the world in humility and left it in the same way, but He was no ordinary person.
He left his throne in heaven to take on human flesh and blood. He left the majesty of ruling over heaven and earth and became the perfect sacrifice for all of humanity. He left the attendance of armies and legions of angels. He left everything so I could have it all; so that we all could reap the benefits.
Another donkey would again be used as the steed for the King of Kings -for God Himself – to transport Him through the streets and raise shouts of Hosanna for this simple man. They had seen His miracles and heard His words of knowledge and authority. They believed He was the promised Messiah foretold by the ancient prophets. Within days these same worshippers would be screaming, “Crucify Him!”
It had to be this way. Jesus had to come in humility to show His willingness to take our place. Remember how He told others that the greatest love was to lay down one’s life for another. Only God could be the perfect sacrifice. It’s incomprehensible to the human mind, because we don’t possess the wisdom of God. What an incredible sacrifice. The perfect, unblemished lamb, without sin, pure and holy, the Son of God, God Himself – the replacement for the iniquity of us all.
He will come again in glory, with pomp and majesty worthy of the King of Creation. No more will He enter the world in poverty, but in royal robes. Then those who believe these things to be true, through faith alone, will receive their crown of glory and a place prepared just for them in heaven.
HOSANNA in the highest to the King of Kings.