The Lord needs it.

The Teacher sends two of His students to get a colt. He plans to ride it as He enters the city of Jerusalem.

Ok. This makes sense, but the instructions Jesus gives the two are puzzling.

Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” tell him, “The Lord needs it."

Sure enough, they find the colt and as they were told to expect, the owners ask why they are taking the colt.

As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?" They replied, "The Lord needs it."

Had Jesus made prior arrangements with the owners to use their property? Or did Jesus know the owners were the kind of people who would acquiesce to a simple request for help in the name of the Lord?

Regardless, the fact remains. The Lord needed it, and to their credit they responded to His request for help. Gave up something of value, if only temporarily.

This suggests another puzzling question. If the Teacher were to send two of His students to our house, what would they tell us He needs from us?

The answer to this question is found in being a student of Jesus every day. Finding out how to use what we have to serve Him. We only need to ask – Does the Lord need this or that?

They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

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