Felicitation for the donkey that Carried Jesus
by Jaisam Daniel
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It was an exhilarating day for the City of Jerusalem the whole city welcomed Jesus Christ as their King and Messiah, The sound of Joy erupted all around the city welcoming the deliverer, but the star attraction of the crowd was a little donkey on which Jesus rode from Bethphage to Jerusalem, The news spread like wild fire to all the donkeys in Jerusalem, on that night the donkeys want to celebrate this day and called for a meeting, because the savior of the world bypassed horses, chariots but chose a donkey to ride in to Jerusalem. All the donkeys gathered to see and to hear from this little donkey that carried Jesus.
The felicitation meeting started, some one said oh great donkey you have made us all proud. Some one said the way you walked in to the city is so wonderful, some one said the sound you made while walking was so nice to hear, another said the dress you wore was so beautiful and glittering. Many donkeys appreciated this donkey. Finally the turn came for the donkey to give the acceptance speech. The whole stadium was quiet to listen this little donkey speak.
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; – Psalm 113:7
The donkey started by telling, how it was in a very unknown village in Bethphage bound for years, it’s previous master treated it so badly, it suffered persecution and never knew of freedom, but one day two persons came and they untied me, my previous master was so furious and shouted who is that untying my donkey, they said the Lord wants it. Immediately the old cruel master let me go, that’s the first day I felt the freedom from oppression and bondage, that is the day I realized there is some body who can free me. On the way the two persons told many wonderful things about Jesus, One person said Jesus healed many people and opened the eyes of the blind and made the lame walk. The other person said oh you should hear his words, full of compassion, it is so comforting, full of hope and he is the deliverer for all of us. Today he is the one who asked us to untie you and bring you to him.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10
The two persons presented me to Jesus, when I saw him he asked his disciples to wash me first and he himself cleaned all my wounds and applied oil, healed all my wounds and I heard his words of life, I was in awe of his unconditional love, I surrendered myself to this wonderful master for the love. And he asked me whether I can give him a ride to Jerusalem and I happily and joyfully carried him to Jerusalem, what ever you saw on me today in the street of Jerusalem, my talk, my style, all my talents are nothing if my deliverer is not on my back.
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ – Luke 17:10
Yes my beloved, I am one of his donkey in this world to carry him to the broken hearted, because he can heal broken hearts and give us new life a new beginning. I feel unworthy when people appreciate our efforts for the Lord. Lot of my friends used to ask me what is so special about this Jesus, It’s simple, I was once lost a wretched sinner lived a life with out a purpose, Oh what an amazing grace he gave me new life and changed me, washed me, gave me a new robe.
Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! – 1 Corinthians 9:16
My beloved let us not focus on people who carry Jesus, but focus the Light Jesus himself, who is the Alpha and Omega the author of our Life. If you are preaching the Gospel today let us humbly tell like John the Baptist “He must Increase, I must Decrease”, our work is to direct people to Jesus Christ not to ourselves, build his kingdom not our kingdom. God uses the humble people like this donkey to build his kingdom, he does not need mighty race horses, and he just needs ordinary people who believe in their extra ordinary God.
Today the Lord asks you
Will you be my legs so that I can walk to the dark places shining the Light?
Will you be his arms to help people in their need?
Will you show the Love of Jesus as he loved you?
Lord here I am, I will carry you.
Lord, help me to walk according to your word during all the day of my Life.
‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ – Luke 17:10
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