Sunday to Monday / Disappointment and Donkeys

 “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, 

and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.”

Matthew 21:2

Holy Week has begun - the days of walking to the cross with Jesus. Yesterday it started with Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday. We celebrated with a "parade" of palms, talked about disappointments when things don't turn out as planned (Jesus didn't become the kind of king the people expected), and ended with a reading of Jesus' "passion" - death on the cross. 

Pastor Dave taught us about the donkey - humble creature mentioned more than 150 times in the Bible. “The animal that ties the birth and death of Jesus together is the donkey.” Dr. Leonard Sweet The humble donkey can carry a lot but won't carry more than it can, can go without water losing up to 1/4 of its weight, and knows the right path to take. It seems fitting that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey - our humble King who leads down the right path. 

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Reflections to take into your Holy Week: 

  • Why do you think Jesus rode on a donkey vs another animal? What you have ridden into Jerusalem on? See Matthew 21:1-11.
  • Ponder in prayer, Isaiah 1:3, “The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not understand”.
  • “Where is Jesus?” Where do you think the original biblical characters presumed Jesus to be? Read Matthew 27:57-66 for further reflection.
  • Looking ahead: What does it mean to have a biblical ‘zone of imagination’? How might Easter come with fresh hope and allow us to imagine all things new? See John 20:1-18 as a resource.

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