Friday, April 16, 2010

Why Me?



Mark 11:1-11~1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
2 And saith unto them, "Go you way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
3 'And if any man say unto you, 'Why do ye this?' say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.'"
4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loosed him.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, "What do ye, loosing the colt?"
6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way; and others cut down branches off of the trees, and strewed them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried saying, "HOSANNA; BLESSED IS HE THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD:
10 'Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: hosanna in the highest.'"
11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

Of all things, Jesus used a lowly donkey for His entrance into Jerusalem. When we think of a king entering a city, there are servants carrying him into the city or the king riding on an overdressed horse. This applies to us also. We think, 'God could never use us in His plan. We're not important enough, or we're not rich enough.' Look at Moses. He was horrible at speaking to others, yet God used him to lead His people out of Egypt.

"Christ comes to us in like fashion, and brushes aside all our convenient excuses. He says, 'I want you, and that is enough.'" ~Alexander Maclaren~

God needs us and desires to fit us into His eternal design. Whether we realize it or not, we all are part of God's design for the future. He knew what we would do in this world long before our parents or grandparents were born. God chooses to carry out His plans through us, as lowly humans. Just like Jesus chose a donkey to ride through Jerusalem, God chooses us to fulfill his plans.

Yours is a mission you alone can fill,
Whether it be to build or teach or till;
Your goal may still be hidden from your view,
But somewhere God has urgent need of you. ~Thayer~

God is looking for ordinary people to do extraordinary work.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you over at my blog.

    Hugs,
    Hannah
    A Homemaker's Daughter

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