Saturday, October 8, 2016

Regular people with glorious purposes

Painting by Bernard Plockhorst 
Days before Jesus's crucifixion, He made a triumphant entry into Jerusalem, a sign to all who would believe that He is the Savior of His people and the world. As significant as this event was, I'd like to focus on the preceding verses, found in Mark 11:1-6.

Jesus needed a donkey for his grand entry:

1. And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

One thing I love about this is that we don't know the names of these disciples. It doesn't say He asked Peter or James or John- His right-hand men- to do such a vital task. Nope, seems to be just to regular disciples. This tells me that Jesus counts on people like us- just regular women with faults and weaknesses but flowing faith- to help in in His work.

Reading on . . .

3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go

Sometimes the Lord asks us to do things that don't always make sense. It might be tempting to doubt or falter. We wonder if we heard Him right, or if we can what He has asked us to do.

But here's the powerful lesson tucked into these verses: Jesus has things He wants us to do, and if we do our best to obey, He will provide a way.

Today, let's not doubt His purpose for us. We are regular people with glorious purposes. And that's awesome.

​So, let's go boldly and do what He asks us to do- even if it might not make sense. Let's trust Him. Let's let Him work through us and see miracles happen before our eyes.

Have an amazing day in Him, my friends!

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