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Zechariah 9: 9: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
Mathew 21:5: “Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy king cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.” This Scripture tells us that Jesus fulfilled the Zechariah's prophecy when He chose to ride into Jerusalem on a colt, the foal of an ass.
This was indeed a humble form of transport for Jesus, the Jewish Messiah. The humble multitudes that heard His teaching and witnessed His miracles recognized who He was and spread their garments on the road and cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the way. Multitudes went before and behind saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest” (Matthew 21:9). All the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
There were more noble forms of transport in Jesus’ day. Perhaps a throne-type chair held aloft by several strong men, or a chariot with magnificent white horses would have appealed far more to the proud, political religious leaders. But they did not want to recognize a Messiah riding on an ass.
Men, this same Jesus Christ is still looking today for humble, meek, “donkey-type” men to ride on through the pathways, roads, and streets of this life on earth. He refuses the glamorous and prideful forms of transport.
And this is the way He brings in His peace. His kingdom consists of humble men and woman.
Come, ride on my life, Lord Jesus Christ, my King and my Master!