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SEE, YOUR KING IS COMING, SEATED ON A DONKEY’S COLT

 

John 12:1-19

Key Verse 12:15

 

Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt.

First, A pint of pure nard (1-11). Look at verse 1. Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. In the previous passage, we studied about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus were so happy and thankful that they prepared a dinner in honor of Jesus. When Jesus arrived, he received a rich welcome, and was escorted to the VIP seat at the dinner. And Lazarus was reclining right next to him. Soon, food was brought in, and a joyful feast began. It was only six days before the Passover. Jesus was going to Jerusalem to die as the Passover Lamb for the sin of the world. He already felt the heavy weight of this burden. But here at Bethany, he was honored, and comforted by those who loved him. But that was not all. Something unexpected, something very remarkable happened. While Jesus was eating with others, Mary came into the room with a pint of pure nard in her hands. She went to the place where Jesus was reclining at the table, broke open the jar, and poured it all out on Jesus’ feet. Then, she began to wipe Jesus’ feet with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the sweet fragrance of the perfume. When Mary did this, the entire room was completely silent. People were shocked and watched her while she washed Jesus’ feet with her hair. 

 

Nard is a fragrant and really expensive perfume extracted from the Spikenard plant, native to the Himalayan Mountains. In those days, one small pint of pure nard was worth about a year’s wages. A pint is 2 cups, 16 ounces, 500 ml, 96 teaspoons, or simply a smallish, medium water bottle. That much of pure nard was worth a year's wages, about $40,000.00. A pint of 24K pure gold is about $20,000, so this perfume is more than double the value of pure 24K gold. If you have a pint of pure nard shampoo, then every time you wash your hair you are letting $1000 go down the drain. If you have a lot of hair like me, then maybe $2000. Just one teaspoon of pure nard would cost $416.67. So when I say expensive, I mean expensive.

 

But it was more than just expensive; it was the essence of young ladies' romantic marriage dream. Since it was so expensive, any young girl who wanted to get it had to save every penny for. Maybe saving $400 or $500 to buy just a teaspoon. She would do this for, maybe, 10 years. So if a girl saved a pint of this perfume then she was the one who had pursued her marriage dream wholeheartedly. A pint of pure nard was the evidence of her past struggles for her marriage dream and it was the essence of her future marriage dream; it was indeed, everything to such a girl. It was the most precious thing in her life. Do you have anything equivalent to this pint of pure nard? Do you have anything you have valued and pursued so much like this perfume? What can be like this perfume to us? Maybe, a career dream for young people? Maybe, a dream for success? Or like Mary, a marriage dream? 

 

That is what she poured out on Jesus, to express her thanks, her love to Jesus. In five seconds, the perfume was gone, and at the same time, her marriage dream was gone - she sacrificed her marriage dream, her best treasure to decorate and adorn Jesus' feet for five seconds. Such an act was not toward humans. For her husband, on their wedding day, maybe she would use 2 drops, but not the whole bottle. No human, even her future husband was worthy of the whole bottle all at once, but only Jesus, the Creator God is worthy of this kind of treatment. For Mary, it was an act of worship, her complete dedication to Jesus, her God.

 

Before, Mary loved Jesus and honored him. But in her love and service to Jesus, there was always a limit, because to her, Jesus was just a great man of God. She honored and loved Jesus, but it was always just toward a human. But through her brother Lazarus' resurrection, she saw the glory of God in Jesus - Jesus was her God. Then, her attitude toward Jesus changed completely. She could truly worship Jesus. Jesus had intended and expected that once she saw the glory of God in him, everything would change - her perspective of Jesus, of life, of what is important and what is valuable, what she must do and how she must live her life; her heart, everything in her life completely changed - she would now live as a true worshiper of Jesus Christ, happily and willing dedicating herself to him and his will completely. If anyone sees the glory of God in Jesus, if anyone sees Jesus as God, everything changes; they come to truly worship him. Christian history is actually, the stories of those who saw God's glory in Jesus, and thereby, worshiped him with all their hearts, talents and strength. How do we treat Jesus? How is our attitude toward Jesus? The way we treat him, the way we serve him shows how we understand him. Who is Jesus to you?  

 

Look at verse 3b. When Mary poured out her pint of pure nard, the whole house was filled with the sweet fragrance. Even though the other guests couldn’t understand Mary’s heart, they could smell something good as a result of her worship. When we pour out our life on Jesus like Mary did, we are filled with the fragrance of Christ. Then, wherever we go, people smell something good on us.

 

Look at verses 4 through 6. When Judas Iscariot saw Mary pour out forty thousand dollars in perfume on Jesus’ feet in just a few seconds, (GASP!) he nearly had a heart-attack. Then he attacked Mary, saying, Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? Judas sounded like a great philanthropist who was so concerned about the welfare of poor people. But, the author, John, tells us that Judas did not say this because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the moneybag, he would just help himself to whatever was put into it—even if the money was intended for the poor. But still, to many of the other people there, Judas’ argument was persuasive. In one word, Judas was saying that the perfume could have been put to much better use than Jesus’ feet. In Judas’ eyes, it looked like a total waste. 

 

Here, we see a sharp contrast between the way Judas saw Jesus and the way Mary saw Jesus. Judas was one of Jesus’ disciples, but his eyes were not opened to see who Jesus truly was. Maybe he was blinded by his love of money. So, in Judas’ eyes, spending that much money to decorate Jesus' feet for a few seconds was a total waste. That was his understanding of Jesus. So, he could never serve Jesus the way Mary did; he would work together with Jesus, showing him honor and respect, but definitely not sacrificing his precious treasures for Jesus' sake. In that way, he would never truly worship Jesus, even if he had a great title, like apostle. Instead, he was always trying to get what he wanted- money, fame, and power - by utilizing Jesus. This explains why so many people are not wholehearted to Jesus, even though they go to church and identify themselves as Christians. It all comes down to how they understand Jesus, or who Jesus is to them. Those who see Jesus as their God, worship Jesus really, by pouring out all they have for Jesus' sake freely – to them, Jesus is worth it. But those who do not know Jesus as their God truly, just try to serve him by doing some requirements and they’re just trying to get something for their own benefitthrough Jesus, like blessings in this world and a ticket to heaven – to them, Jesus is not worth more than that, so they do not spend any more for Jesus. 

 

Look at verses 7 and 8. Let’s read these verses together: 

 

Leave her alone, Jesus replied, It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.

 

In Judas’ eyes, the perfume fell on the ground. But, Jesus did not let any of her heart’s love for him and devotion fall to the ground. He appreciated it fully. So, when Judas tried to put Mary down, Jesus was really unhappy. Jesus said, Leave her alone… In Mark’s gospel 14:6, Jesus said to Judas, Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. He didn’t want Judas to bother Mary, because in Jesus’ eyes, what Mary did was really beautiful and lovely.

 

Jesus also says, It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. Mary didn’t intend to use this perfume for Jesus’ burial. But as she poured out her heart’s love for him, Jesus gave this meaning to her sacrifice. Jesus accepted her heart’s desire for him and blessed her to be a part of his gospel - his death and resurrection. In Mark 14:9, Jesus saidI tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her. When we love and serve Jesus wholeheartedly, people in the world don’t understand what we’re doing. When we give up our promising future to obey Jesus’ will, they say that we’re crazy. When we turn down a dream job offer for Jesus’ purpose, they say that we don’t understand how the world functions. But we don’t’ care and we’re happy because Jesus knows our heart’s desire for him and accepts it, saying, You have done a beautiful thing to me. We pour out our time and energy for Jesus through fishing and one to one Bible study; we wrestle with rebellious sheep all the time - indeed, we live for sheep. But at the end of the year, when we look back, we see that all our sheep are gone, and we are left empty handed. We feel like all our efforts have been wasted. And this doesn’t just happen once but year after year. We feel like crying. But Jesus doesn’t see all our struggles as a waste. Instead, pouring out our precious time and energy, our talent and life for him is a beautiful thing to him. Sacrificing our precious treasures like our dream for success or marriage, sacrificing our life for him is a beautiful thing to him. Isn't this what you really want to have? - Jesus' acknowledgement of your heart's love for him - Jesus says to you, You have done a beautiful thing to me. Jesus says to you, Well done, my good and faithful servants! Yeahthat’s what we really want, not blessings and fruits, but his acknowledgement of our love for him. Even though our family persecutes us, and the whole world despises us, we can still rejoice, because Jesus knows us and says to us, You have done a beautiful thing to me.

 

Look at verse 8: You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. Judas justified his objection with the humanitarian argument that the perfume could have been better used for the poor. But Jesus teaches us that the first priority is our relationship with him. There’s always lots of work to do, and God wants us to care for the poor; he wants us to feed his sheep, and much more. But, above all else, God wants us to come to him and worship him. All other things are secondary to this. People say lame excuses likeNext semester or Ill follow him later. But Jesus says, But you will not always have me. When Jesus is near us, when we have a chance to come to him and express our love for him, we must not miss it no matter what. 

 

Look at verses 9 and10. As more and more people were coming to Jesus and putting their faith in him, the religious leaders became insanely jealous. They even made a plan to kill Lazarus also because Lazarus was living evidence of Jesus’ authenticity as the Son of God. When they saw Lazarus, they should have repented and put their faith in Jesus. But, they wanted to kill Lazarus as well, thus showing themselves to be children of the devil.

 

I grew up as a Christian, going to church every week with my family, helping in the children’s ministry, even going on mission trips. But I didn’t really know who Jesus was. So, I pursued marriage and the idea of having a happy family, but this led me to a promiscuous, lonely and empty life. God had mercy on me and sent me a Bible teacher at CSULB. After a few years of Bible study my heart was finally cracked open through Genesis 15. In testimony writing God showed me what I had been worshiping—my boyfriend and marriage—and that God ought to be the reward that I seek. He opened my eyes to see the dead end road I was on, and out of love, he invited me to have life together with Jesus, my true husband. That moment was really eye opening and I had a personal encounter with God, but my knowledge of God was still limited. I still didn’t know God.A year later at the Spring 2014 conference we studied Luke 23, and again in testimony writing, God helped me to see what Jesus did for me. Finally, Jesus’ crucifixion became personal and I saw that Jesus died for, not just the world’s sins, but for my sins. When I saw how he carried the heavy cross and how he shed his precious blood for all the dirty sins I had committed it was impossible for my life to stay the same. Over the next year I would seek Jesus really. I repented of the sinful things I was doing and began to fish and teach at UC Santa Cruz. My prayers became less about me and more about Jesus, and at worship service I struggled to listen and obey God’s words. But in January 2015 through Luke Bible studies God showed me that the things I was giving to God and doing for God were really on my own terms and the reality was that I was withholding my whole life from Jesus. I was shocked to see that I was really doing nothing for God and I was more shocked to see how Jesus had been so patient all those years, how he had been calling my name year after year, yet never giving up on me. I couldn’t keep doing this to my God so I accepted his calling and moved to Long Beach. I saw how Jesus held nothing back from me, and so I held nothing back from him. I went to campus every day, filling up every free moment with fishing and Bible study, even meeting with students at 7am and 10pm. Even when I was so poor I didn’t try to secure more hours at work, but just focused on God’s mission. And now that I work full-time and am a student again I entrust my school and career matters into God’s hands and struggle to keep God’s mission first in my life. When I think about his sacrificial love for me, I want to respond and do something for him. I go to campus because of what he has done for me. Pouring out my time, my dreams and my life is my expression of thanks and love towards Jesus. 

 

At our thanksgiving feast after I told the story of my near death experience when I was a baby I saw that God didn’t let me die because he had a plan for my life. I was touched to see that God was watching me and protecting me even when I was just a little baby. Then, when I wandered and rebelled and chased after other things, still he loved me and pursued me. Then when I was a stubborn sheep, remaining lifeless even after 5 years of in depth one to one Bible studies every week, still Jesus bore me, loved me, and had hope for me. And now, when my growth is slow and I still have a worldly value system, still Jesus loves me. He doesn’t regret having called me, but he has great hope and vision for me. Knowing this love of Jesus, knowing his character and his hope for me melts my heart and washes away my sinful and selfish desires.  Because of Jesus’ love and sacrifice for me I can let go of my dream for marriage, even letting God choose who I marry. I offer my life, even my marriage to God, so that he can establish a dream team that will serve his mission sacrificially and wholeheartedly on college campuses and be a source of blessing to the whole world. I praise and thank Jesus who loves me! happily pour out mpure nard on Jesus’ feet!

 

Second, See, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt (12-19). Look at verses 12 and 13. When people heard Jesus who gave resurrection and life to Lazarus was coming toward Jerusalem, in great joy and excitement they ran out of the city to welcome him. They shouted, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel! Their praise toward Jesus is so amazing and awesome. Actually, these are no ordinary praises. 

The word Hosanna means Save us! Originally, it was people’s cry to God for help. So when someone was in desperation, he would cry out to God, Hosanna! Then, later, it became an exclamation and praise to God, because salvation comes from God alone. 

Their doxology was based on Psalm 118:25-26, which reads: O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success. Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you. Originally, this praise was to the Jehovah God. But now, the people of Jerusalem offered it to Jesus. It seemed that, through Lazarus’ resurrection, they came to see Jesus as God. God is the very one we must really worship, the very one whom we must live for and die for.

 

They also shouted to Jesus, Blessed is the King of Israel.When we study I and II Samuel, we find why Israel began to have kings. God was their King, ruling them, and guiding them with his words through the prophet Samuel. But one day, the leaders of twelve tribes of Israel asked Samuel for a king. They said that their king would go before them, and fight their battles. Samuel was displeased with them, but God said to him, Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. Since then, kings were established in Israel, but on the contrary to their expectation, their kings reigned over them, and instead of their kings fighting for them, they had to serve their kings, fighting for them, and even sacrificing their sons and daughters for their kings. Under the rule of human kings, they were oppressed, and forced to all kinds of labors. God had mercy on them, and promised that he would establish a king in the line of David and he would rule over the house of David forever. That was the king of Israel who would go before them, and fight their battles; under this kind of sacrificial king, they would enjoy the sense of security, peace and happiness. And now according to this promise, Jesus came. He went ahead of his people and fought their battle even to the point of laying down his life for them on Calvary, and brought to them peace and joy, and eternal life. After crucifying Jesus to the cross, people fastened an emblem on the cross that read: Jesus, the King of the Jews. Jesus is the King of Israel, whom God promised to send, the One who went ahead of us, and fought our battle. In many cases, kings are cursed – they bring sheer pain to their subjects. But Jesus is the blessed king who went ahead of us and fought for us. So, from the depth of our hearts, we also shout to Jesus, Blessed is the King of Israel.

 

King is the object of loyalty. Being loyal means to remain faithful despite challenges - dangers, difficulties and temptations. Serving God's mission on the campus is challenging - continuous rejections, financial difficulties, academic suffering, and even sheep are rebellious; but despite all these difficulties, we remain faithful to God's calling - that's loyalty. As we struggle to serve God's work despite difficulties, sometimes, temptations come in regard to financial matter, or marriage matter or even great titles. But we still remain faithful to God's calling, letting go of all these temptations and chances, still swallowing all related pains and sorrows - that's loyalty. Even while bullets go over our heads, bombs explode around us, and even arrows are on our legs and arms, we still keep our battle position according to our king's command - that's loyalty. Our king Jesus deserves our true loyalty!

 

Jesus is our God, the true worthy object of our worship, our life’s complete devotion. Jesus is our King, the true worthy object of our loyalty. He is our God, our King. We have everything we need – our life’s direction and purpose; we know what to do and how we must live our life. What else do we need? Indeed, in Jesus, we know everything, and we have everything for our life.

 

Look at verses 14 and 15. Let’s read these verses together: 

 

Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, ‘Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt.’ 

 

In Beijing, whenever there’s a road closure on the Chang’an Avenue, we knew that our king was coming back, or other kings came to visit our king. People have to wait in their car for a long time, and the traffic became really bad. If you’re really lucky, you’d see the king’s limo passing by at 80 mph. That’s it. But Jesus was not like that. In his entry to the capital city, Jerusalem, he rode on a donkey, actually, a baby donkey, a colt. What? Riding on a donkey’ colt, with his feet touching to the ground…? No way! How does a big man, 300 lbs, riding on a tiny scooter look? So funny. How did Jesus look, a tall man sitting on a baby donkey? He looked even silly! Why did he do so? By doing this, he demolished all the barriers between himself and the people. Actually, there were many barriers between Jesus, the King and his subjects; there were many barriers between Jesus, God and his creatures. But by riding on a donkey, he demolished all these barriers, making himself accessible. Even the lowliest person in the society could come to him and talk with him freely. Even we can come to him and take a selfie with him, saying, Cheese! Jesus intentionally rode on a donkey so that people would not be gripped with fear, but that they would come to him freely and have fellowship with him. This shows Jesus’ burning passion to have fellowship with his people. Jesus wants to come to us and enjoy fellowship with us; Jesus wants us to come to him and talk with him and spend time with him. For this, he removes all the barriers, even making himself look silly. This is the expression of his love for us. This is our God! This is our King. We must respond to his love for us by opening our hearts and coming to him.

 

A prophet named Zechariah, foresaw this about 600 years before his coming into Jerusalem. What was his testimony about Jesus’ entry scene? He shouted in Zechariah 9:9, Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having Salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. He didn’t say that it was funny. Instead, he was so moved and touched by Jesus’ entry scene that even the king was coming to his people riding on a donkey. Through this entry scene, the prophet Zechariah could see what kind of person the King of Israel, Jesus is – righteous and gentle. Jesus our king is righteous – this means that he does not do anything wicked or terrible, but he does everything in the way God would be pleased. Worldly kings and rulers are not righteous, but in most cases, they are sinful and wicked. They easily manipulate their subjects for their own selfish purpose and take advantage of their people. So, we don’t like them; we don’t trust all politicians. But the king of Israel, our king is righteous – he does only what is right; and whatever he does is right, just, fair and beautiful. So, his subjects don’t need to worry about anything. Jesus is the Righteous King; so trust in him! 

 

Also, he is gentle. Usually, kings are not gentle, but stern and straight in their words and actions. Maybe, in order to rule their kingdom, they have to. So, people are scared of their kings. But our king Jesus is gentle. The word, gentle means, soft,kind, and not harsh or threatening. His words and actions are gentle, not offensive or threatening. He does not threaten us or twist our arms by force. Instead of trying to overrule us or dictate us, he gently stands and knocks at the door of our hearts, saying, If you open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you with me. Often, we don’t recognize his voice or don’t hear him knocking at the door due to so many things to take care of, or due to our hearts given to something else. So, we leave him alone outside at the door. Then, standing outside all night long, he still gently calls us, Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night. (Song 5:2) Just with his mighty power, he can open our hearts by force, removing our worldly desires – it will be easy. But instead, he waits until we open it toward him willingly and happily. Maybe, it takes years, but he waits, and gently calls us, Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. When people try to debate with him aggressively insisting their own ideas, he simply gives in and leaves. When we look back, we can see that indeed, Jesus has treated us gently, ever waiting, ever honoring our own choice. 

 

This is how Jesus came to us. He did not come with words of condemnation or judgement. Instead, he stirred up our desire to know him through interesting bible studies. He did not send theologians or bible scholars to us either. Instead, he sent shepherds, fellow college students to us, to tell us his words. Even though we have many preferences or prejudices, he sent us the right one so that we may accept his invitation. The first time we came to the church, we were so cool. But after enjoying the legendary ribeye steak prepared by heaven, we talked with others freely no problem. Jesus came to us this way because he wanted to have fellowship with us, he wanted to live a life together with us. 

 

In view of Jesus’ person, what kind of people should we become? We must become righteous and gentle people so that we can represent him to others properly. Sometimes we try to forcefully open our sheep’s hearts only to scare them away. We need to learn from Jesus by coming to him more and more. Then, eventually, many people can experience Jesus’ beautiful characters through us, thus receive great healings and relief. 

Look at verses 16 through 19. During this event the disciples did not understand why Jesus rode on a donkey, or why the people in Jerusalem welcomed Him in this way. But after Jesus rose again, they realized that everything was done according to the Scriptures. They came to know that Jesus is the Savior of the world, that He truly is the Eternal God, and also the true King of Israel, who was promised to come into the world to save and rule His people. But the Pharisees neither accepted Jesus as their Savior, nor as their God, nor as their King. As a result, they continued to be ruled by their sinful desire of jealousy and anger, which led them to murder Jesus on the cross. 

 

Seeing how joyful these people were while their God and King entering into their city, I remember how joyful I was when the first time Jesus entered into my heart. After studying Jesus’ cross, I ran back to my apartment and told my wife, Finally I know why Jesus died on the cross for our sins! Then, in excitement and joy, I explained to her everything that Johnny taught me. Also, Jesus revealed the truth to me so that I wouldn’t have to endlessly search for it in career, relationship, happy family, video games, or… X-Files. I came to see that every word Jesus said were true and I should listen to him. So I asked Johnny to meet three times a week, but he asked me, Would you be able to do three testimonies…? Eh… No problem! Before, whenever I had free time like waiting for bus, I would pull up my mobile game to kill my time. But since I experienced Jesus’ grace, I always read the Bible, at home, on the bus, in the union. I don’t think I understood what I was reading at that time, yet just reading it and spending my time on it gave me deep joy and satisfaction. My wholehearted desire was to know my God, my Savior, and my King. 

 

Time passes by quickly, 5 years are gone. There were many ups and downs. Sometimes my Christian life was full of joy and happiness, while other times it was full of bitterness and complaints. But God was so gracious to me. He never threatened me saying You are not a good disciple or forced me to do this or that. Instead, he patiently bore with me and took care of me financially by giving me something to do in my aunt’s business. He sat with me, listened to me, taught me his words, and showed me how he cared about me. He is the king who ride on a donkey that even I, a lowly sinner, spoiled child, terrible person could come to him freely. 

 

Because my King is so great and beautiful, I never want to go on and off continually. Instead, I want to secure him in my life, I want to be a citizen fit for his kingdom. No matter how terrible the situation looks, I want to welcome him to my heart every day and love him by obeying his commands. Shepherd Roberto’s testimonies inspired me greatly. He could give thank and praise to God even when he was in those challenging and difficult moments. I want to be like that. Although I don’t have a career yet, I don’t have a permanent legal status yet and I struggle to help my wife turn to Jesus, I can still shout, See, my king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt! When the headhunter told me that it was impossible for me to find a job under the present legal status, when the immigration policy delayed our case, I still thank and praise God for Jesus, my King. When my wife is in bad spiritual condition, I dream about her sitting among the audience and listening to the Sunday message. I have all these thanksgivings not because I am crazy, but because I know how wonderful, beautiful and powerful my king is. 

 

Because he is so great, I can pour out every drop of my life for him and serve his work unstoppably. During summer, my chest and belly was covered with rash, and sometimes I could not even sleep at night due to its unbearable itchiness. But every noon when I saw SOAR students coming and sitting at the tables in the student union, my itchiness was gone and I could invite them eagerly and passionately. I couldn’t wait to have bible study with them and introduce my awesome king to them. Eventually, over two hundred students signed up and all those who came to bible study paid close attention to my words taking notes or writing reflections. This year, Jesus gave me a chance to be a fellowship leader and a teacher in our group bible study. He even blessed me to teach 20 bible studies a week this semester again! With his vision, I could see so many faithful and committed disciples rising up at CSULB and Rio Hondo College. 

 

In taking care of students, I want them to see Jesus through me, not authoritative, not forceful, but gentle and riding on a donkey. Many times I cried out to God because I was not like Jesus at all, not gentle, not approachable. Instead of riding on a donkey, others feel like me riding on a Harley Davidson. I pray that I may grow up in Jesus more and more, so that eventually all my students would shout, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

 

One Word, See, Your King IComing, Seated On A Donkey’s Colt

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