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And That's A Wrap!

Posted: Saturday, December 26

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Zechariah 9:1-17
Revelation 17:1-18
Psalm 145:1-21
Proverbs 30:32 

 

Verse of the day:

Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt. (Zechariah 9:9)


Well, that’s over. Now just 366 shopping days till next Christmas (yes! bonus day this coming year. Let’s all Leap for joy!)

 

 

I just have one question – did you see Him? Did Jesus show up in your Christmas celebrations, or did you have a birthday party without the birthday boy? It is amazing how Jesus has the power to change the world and go unnoticed seemingly at the same time. I don’t know if you saw the depiction of Jesus circling the web last week, but it was unsurprising underwhelming: No supermodel figure or physique, less Thor God of Thunder and more unassuming Jewish carpenter. Jesus, born in a manger in a stable, instead of a room in the palace, has a way of showing up with such awe and wonder in the most unassuming ways. Angels heralded him, to shepherds. Strangers from a far sought him, while his own king was lost under the star.

 

 

However, we should know this. Zechariah told us not to look for a conquering king on a war horse or Alexander the Great on the back of an elephant. We were told to look for a humble man, riding on a donkey, not much more than a colt, unbroken, unridden. The King of Kings would come to town, riding on a donkey. Why a donkey? A donkey spoke to the humbleness of his stature, his lack wealth, and minimal influence. Why a young donkey? This signified his recent rise to power and fame, the newness of his kingdom.

 

 

For many of us Jesus comes to us in ways we did not expect. Some thought him judge, he came as a savior. Some thought him king, he came as a servant. Some thought him to come in power and might, he came humbly. Don’t miss the simple savior that simply came to change the world.