So Jesus sends of a couple disciples to pick up this fine ride with the words... "The Master has need of it."
And so the triumphant entry begins, the crowds cheer as Jesus begins his procession down the palm branch laden roads of Jeruselum. Even some tourists from up North could be heard declaring Jesus king in their own special way.. doncha-know.
Side Point: It is a sobering irony to realize the crowds this first Palm Sunday shouting HOSANNA, were screaming CRUCIFY HIM!.. just 5 days later.
The were mostly of these crowds honoring Jesus and most likely jealous of Jesus sweet ride.
Also caught up in the celebratory crowd was the Donkey Jesus rode who foolishly thought the crowds were cheering him!
BUT just a couple days later this same donkey was over his embarrassment and back at his stable could be found bragging and signing autographs with the other barnyard folk.
And let me not forget to tell you about the donkey who turned down the chance to be that Palm Sunday donkey because it the time coincided with his Sunday afternoon nap.
He later lamented in high drama ‘On the Stable Front’ a life wasted as a bum when he could have A CONTENDER!
From this triumphant entry, through the pain and sadness of Jesus crucified, and ultimately the unspeakable joy of our Risen Lord. This was all part of God's perfect plan for a fallen world that needs a Savior.
Remember if you don't shout Hosanna, the Rocks may just do it for you.