Back in April, around Easter time, Matt from Jesusluvsall started doing Saturday Blogger Chats over Zoom with bloggers. I’ve had the pleasure of joining each of those chats so far and they have been awesome! Meeting people from different parts of the world, sharing Biblical encouragement with each other, giving blogging tips, and knowing more about each other. During that first meeting, the series Jesus, A Donkey, and His Father was born.
All the above bloggers are seriously AWESOME and I really recommend following them! 🙂
We find this Biblical account in Matthew 21:1-11.
As I read the Bible passage, I was struck with the fact of how humble Jesus was. Jesus showed forth the perfect example of humility. Philippians 2:5-11 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (KJV) Him riding on a donkey in itself is a sign of meekness. He really showed a humble attitude in all He did.
In the Bible, a donkey can mean different things. Here’s some of what they symbolize: the authority of God’s word , versatility, hard working, determination, will power, obstinacy, dedication towards work and devotion, and meekness. Having a king ride on such a lowly, but gentle animal truly shows His tender heart.
The palm branches that the multitude waved also symbolize some things. They are the following: Goodness, victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life. All of those were outwardly showed through Jesus’s actions.
As Jesus entered Jerusalem, the multitude of people were also laying down their garments on the road for the donkey and Jesus to ride over. For them to do that revealed their respect and honor toward Jesus. They cried out, “Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.”