Matthew 21:6-7 (ESV)
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.
Join me as we take a look at Palm Sunday from the view of the Donkey that was there. Listen in with the help if a special translator.
Translator: Let’s listen in on the conversation of the Donkey on the first Palm Sunday. He says he has quite a tale to tell us.
Donkey: Haw He Haw
Translator: The donkey says, “Wow! What a day I’ve had today!” (turning to donkey) Won’t you please tell us about it?
Translator: The donkey says, It started when two strange guys came and took me away. I’m a young donkey and have never been away from home.
Donkey: He Haw
Translator: The donkey says, These guys led me outside the city where I met a man who was different from any man I’ve ever met. He had the kindest eyes I’ve ever seen. And they looked sad too.
By the way, do you have a name, Donkey?
Translator: The donkey says we can call him Jake. Do you have more to tell us?
Donkey: He Haw He
Translator: Jake says, the two strangers helped this kind man to sit on my back. Nobody has ever ridden on my back before, so I started to jump around and toss him right off. But this man was different. I felt peaceful, and I just wanted to do whatever he wanted.
Translator: Jake says, he headed me along the main road into the city, and soon there were people everywhere. Everyone was shouting “Hosanna” and “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” It was like this guy was a king on the way to being crowned. I wondered if this could be the Messiah?
Donkey: He Haw He
Translator: Jake says, Then it came to me… Messiah! Yes! Didn’t I remember my mother telling me about something that happened to her grandfather long ago? Mama said her mama told her about it. Jake thinks that a donkey carried the Messiah’s mother to Bethlehem the very night he was born. She said the donkey told about seeing the baby Jesus being born. And then there were shepherds who came and told about angels on the hillside to tell them about baby Jesus.
Translator: Jake says, “Wow! He chose just a little donkey like me to ride! But it couldn’t be, could it? I mean, I’m just a plain ole donkey. Shouldn’t a king be riding a great stallion?”
Donkey: Haw He Haw He
Translator: Jake says we should pray… Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for coming to us and for showing us your love. Bless these children and draw them closer to you every day.
Translator: Jake says we can praise Jesus just like the people did on the road to Jerusalem. Let’s shout “Hosanna” and praise Jesus too!
We can praise God every day not just on Palm Sunday.
Dear Lord, we thank You and praise You for all You have done for us. Thanks for being our king. In The Name of Jesus, Amen.