The journey to Jerusalem, why start this early before Easter? Well there is a lot of spiritual food for the journey in following Jesus’  journey through it. We can take lessons for our life journey from Jesus’ teaching and the events of his life at every point in our lives. My hope is that today, and in every weekday during the rest of Lent and the week before Easter, the life of the Spirit will speak into our lives through Lukes words.

 After saying these things, Jesus headed straight up to Jerusalem. When he got near Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called Olives, he sent off two of the disciples with instructions: “Go to the village across from you. As soon as you enter, you’ll find a colt tethered, one that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says anything, asks, ‘What are you doing?’ say, ‘His Master needs him.'” Luke 19:28-31 (The Message)

Jesus turns to face the journey to Jerusalem that will lead to his death on the cross. He takes his disciples along with him and the first thing he asks of them is a surprise. They are to go and get a donkey that doesn’t belong to them, and has never been ridden, from people that don’t know them from Adam. What is Jesus saying to those who would follow him today through this? Not to assume that God’s will being done is dependent on our understanding where it will lead. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, ‘ Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.’

Lord, let my heart trust when I don’t understand and my life lead where you will. Amen.

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