This morning as our family engaged in our devotions, I experienced tremendous joy in my inner man! I was reminded afresh of the assurance of God’s glorious promises. These past few weeks have been precious times in the Thomas home. Not easy, but priceless. Having time to connect as a family and with God simply to seek His face, has been beautiful. This morning, however, His presence and the reality of what awaits we who believe in Him, touched me in a surprising way.
The kids don’t necessarily sit still during the morning devotions, so it is quite difficult to engage my own heart at times. But as my husband read through the story of Jesus riding into His city on that donkey, I was truly struck with wonder at the fulfillment of God’s powerful plan through His son’s triumphant entry and on a donkey none-the-less. God the ever-wise poet, uses this beast of burden, to carry His burden-bearing son, who surely sorrowed with great joy at the coming of this day.
The Father had promised since Genesis 3:15hat He would redeem humanity from the snare of sin and the grip of death. And in just a few days their greatest desire to win mankind back to themselves would come to pass.
Christ would ride into this city, fulfilling the Father’s ultimate desire. “Son Go get me, my children, back.“ As I remembered the words of the prophet
Zechariah. 9:9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey--riding on a donkey's colt.
I began to rejoice! I realized afresh the depth of what Christ had accomplished for me, for you, for us! What a magnificent, glorious truth to know and be able to apply during this seemingly unstable time. And "seemingly,' because we are of the unshakable kingdom.
Truly today we say " Hosanna to the Son of David"