“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9
We thought He would be the King of Israel, riding on a donkey, He came…
Instead, He was heading towards Calvary’s cross. There, He would be taking the blame…
for my sins and those of the entire world–God’s gift of salvation for all.
We waved our palm branches before Him–so worthy, for He was following His Father’s call.
P. A. Oltrogge
(the above from Matthew 21)
“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.”
“Then a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.’” John 12:27-28
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Artist’s Sketch by R. Dutton