Sunday, April 13, 2014

A King On A Donkey | Ernie's Musings

A King On A Donkey | Ernie's Musings


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.
(Zechariah 9:9)

Passover was just a few days away. Jerusalem buzzed with activity. Jews
from all parts of the Roman world made the pilgrimage to the Judean
capitol to celebrate the first of three Feasts of the Lord that required
mandatory attendance by every Jewish male (Deuteronomy 16:16).
In spite of Roman oppression, this was a time of celebration as
everyone anticipated the promised king that would deliver them and
restore Israel’s former greatness. “Perhaps this year,” they thought.

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