Matthew 21:1–11 (ESV)
The Triumphal Entry
when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a
colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place to
fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 “Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’ ”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most
of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the
crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”
Such a simple act of entering a city becomes quite a celebration! Jesus
knows what is going on… He’s on is way to the cross. The people??? They think a king has finally come. Both are true, but Jesus plan of Salvation will be carried through. This event of entering the city is fulfilling prophecy
as well. Zechariah 9:9 is cited stating: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on
a colt, the foal of a donkey.” The people were right, the King of Kings was entering the city. Through the events of Holy Week, it will leave all asking “Who is this?”
I pray: O Lord, I know that you are the Messiah, the promised one. I don’t have to ask “Who is this”, because I know. Yet even though I know, I still fall short and sin against you.
I repent and want to do better. Forgive me and restore me. Amen.