Untie The Colt

As we begin to celebrate this Holy Week we begin on Sunday with The Triumphal Entry of our Lord into the city of Jerusalem. I offer this brief devotional in His name.
Untie The Colt
Luke 19:28 – 31, Mat. 21:1 – 5

So much potential. A young colt, eager but untried stands tied in the village up ahead, as Jesus and his entourage draw near. Jesus can see it there, but the others are unaware of its existence. Jesus knows the eager colt would love to run free, to try its legs, but its mother is tied there also and the colt dares not leave its mother’s side. It has been bound by those in authority over it and bound by its own fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of being separated from the rope and the mother’s milk that have always been its security. But the colt is yet unaware that “the Lord has need of it”.
Is that where you are in life, untried and unaware? Yet a colt in your walk with the Lord? Are you bound by your own fear and by the things that own you? The word of God tells us “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Jesus told his disciples to bring the colt to him and if anyone asks tell them, “the Lord has need of it.”  Neither the colt nor its owners had any way of knowing the purpose the Lord had for it; that it would become the fulfillment of prophesy…

“Rejoice greatly…
See, your King comes to you,
righteous and having salvation,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Zech. 9:9

…only that the Lord had need of it.  Look around you and know that Jesus draws near. He is at work all around you. You may not at this moment know his exact purpose in your life, but you must go to Him. Be untethered from the fear, the dependence and the rope made from things that want to own you.  And when they ask, tell them, “the Lord has need of me.”


About B. James Wilson

B. James Wilson is an author, artist, teacher, and student of the Bible. He lives with his wife and family on Florida’s East Coast, where he serves in ministry and writes a variety of history and Bible-based fiction.
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