Cross Training

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The little donkey had no idea he would make history. As he trotted in the corral and ate his hay, he never fathomed he would fulfill prophecy. He was a youngster and still close to his mama. Unbroken to saddle,he entertained no thoughts of carrying a rider that day, much less a royal one.

I’m sure he was puzzled when two strangers untied him and led him away. Perhaps even more so when his master permitted it. As these strangers laid cloaks on his back, did he shy and put his ears back in warning? Was he nervous as his first rider approached?

I’m guessing as the donkey looked into the eyes of his Creator, his choice was simple. Submit and obey. His King required his service and the little donkey was willing.

Are we willing too?

Psalm 32: 9-10 (NIV) says:

“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.”

If a stubborn little donkey who had never been ridden can submit to the King of kings, why won’t we?

If a simple farm animal recognizes the Ruler of the universe in a Nazarene carpenter, shouldn’t we see Him too?

What makes you dig in your heels and put your ears back in warning?

Let it go–and come.

Questions:

Why do you think Scripture records the detail of the donkey colt being unbroken?

Put yourself in the donkey’s horseshoes. What do you think the day was like for him?

Jesus bids us “Come.” What is your response? Fear, excitement, reservation, humility? Why?

Psalm 32: 10 reminds us the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds those who trust him. How does your level of trust compares to the donkey’s?

When have you trusted God and He came through? Choose one thing you will trust Him with today and come to Him.

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