Title: The Humble King
Author: Randy Tomko
The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem is marked not by its grandeur, but by its humble trappings. There was no ornate litter hoisted on the shoulders of Jesus’s followers, there was no magnificent steed resplendent with the finest silks and metalwork.
There was simply a donkey carrying a man.
But even the crowd sensed that this man was of great consequence because they roared with excitement, heralding his arrival with thousands upon thousands of waving palm branches.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Zechariah 9:9 (ESV)