Just Another Donkey

Posted: June 7, 2011 in Kingdom & Church, Personal

Do you remember the beginning of the Easter story, when Jesus enters into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey?

In John 12:13  it says a large crowd, “took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel.” 

So here we have a picture of Jesus on the back of a donkey, with many people on both sides of the road laying palm branches down in front of their every step into Jerusalem, and shouting praise,”Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel.”  Put yourself in the hoofs of the donkey, all you see is a carpet of palm branches, and the crowd praising you.

Do you think the donkey thought it was all for him?

Do you think that the donkey forgot that someone was on his back?

Have you forgotten that you are ‘just another donkey’, bringing Jesus to the lost and blind?

Sometimes we need to be reminded that it’s not all about us, not our giftings, not our great Sunday messages, or our revelation of scripture. It is so easy to forget that, especially when God is doing awesome things with and/or thru us.

I pray that today’s blog leaves you encouraged and motivated to give God all the glory that He is due, from one donkey to another! “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel.”

  1. Wayne,

    I really hadn’t thought of it this way. I mean, yeah, that donkey might have been all like, “Woo-hoo! Look at me! These people LOVE me! Yeah, baby!”

    Not that I have ever seen any Christians say such things…no.

    I am a donkey, just like you said. On my back I carry The King of Israel, The Messiah, the Son of God and His message of His Father’s Kingdom, faithful to save and completely approachable.

    Nicely said, sir.

  2. la fille a papa says:


    • Tim BeekerTim Beeker says:

      HaChamor = “The Donkey”, Numbers 22. I think it’s totally funny, because a donkey can teach an ass a lot of things. And a donkey that knows his apologetics can TOTALLY eat someone alive! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE this picture!!!! I was laughing so hard, it brought tears… but, then again, I guess you have to hang around in order to find out why it’s so funny.

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