April 13, 2014

Donkeys and Declarations

Passage: Zechariah 9:9-10, Matthew 21:1-11
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Essentially, this is a parade. There is a large crowd (verses 8-9 of NT lesson). There is the equivalent of flags and banners (the palm branches being waved). It’s quite a scene. In such a setting, some people miss the big picture, the main event. Do we see only the donkey and miss the declaration that this is Jesus, the prophet? (Mt. 21:10-11) Let us not get so caught up in the pageantry and parade that we miss the Christ!