Jesus, a donkey, and His Father – Part 3

Just in case you missed Parts 1 & 2 by Kelly and Deandra, you can read them HERE.

As I read Matthew 21:1-11, the word “GO” that is found in verse two popped out at me, and has lingered in my thoughts over the last several days.

Matthew 21:2 ESV reads, “saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.”

Jesus said, “GO”. I thought of how, like the disciples, we must be obedient when the Lord tells us to GO. The command to GO doesn’t always have to mean becoming a missionary in a foreign land, although that is a wonderful thing. We can see from this verse, that GO can be simple. GO can be something that seems menial to us, yet has an impact that changes the course of our lives or the lives of others.

What if the disciples had questioned Jesus when He told them to GO? What if they had refused to obey Jesus, because they reasoned that his request for them to GO didn’t make any sense? Things would have certainly turned out differently. I’m thankful they obeyed.

Matthew 21:6 ESV, “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.”

The Lord prepared the way for them as they set out on their task. According to verse three, all they had to say if anyone gave them a hard time about taking the donkey and colt, is that, “the Lord needs them”. Jesus said in Matthew 21:3 ESV,If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.”

When we are about our Fathers business, He will supply all we need. He will also intervene on our behalf when people or other obstacles try to rise up against us. Sometimes people will be completely unaware that they are instruments being used for God’s purposes. He has all the details arranged, we just need to choose to obey.

The Lord commands us to GO in many ways, big and small. He will strengthen us and equip us for the tasks He calls us to do. I pray that every day, our hearts would be willing to GO as the Holy Spirit leads us. Our Heavenly Father has purposeful and rewarding work for us to do, work that has an eternal purpose.

46 thoughts on “Jesus, a donkey, and His Father – Part 3

  1. Thanks for that insight. We often think of “coming” to Jesus, but I know I think less of “going” out for Him.

    May God empower us to be faithful witnesses for Him, for His glory, amen!

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  2. Really enjoyed reading this Dawn. Have not thought too deeply about the immediate obedience of the two disciples before. May we be more willing to GO for Jesus and may obedience to Him be just that without thought to whether we understand it or if it convenient or comfortable for us.
    Blessings 😊💙

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  3. Hi Dawn, I really enjoyed this post. I agree it is important to listen and Go as the Holy Spirit leads us My church’s mission statement includes: Go for Christ. Go, in regards to knowing Christ within us and extending unconditional love to others. 🌟🌼

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  4. This was a very convicting post for me. It’s easy for me to come up with excuses and walk in fear and disobedience. Thank you for reminding me to walk in obedience and trust and to get up off my heiny and GO!

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    1. Lol. You’re welcome! Fear is the root cause of many of our issues. Thanks also for brainstorming with me on this topic and praying for me to get my words together. You’re the best! ❤️

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  5. Unique perspective. It must have taken a lot of faith in Jesus for the disciples to go. They went by faith in Jesus’s words, we must go by faith in God’s word. What Jesus asked them to do did not make sense but they did it anyway.

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  6. “Go” sometimes can be a hard word to swallow, when it pushes you out of your comfort zone. Sometimes obeying without even knowing the “why,” can be so sweet at the end of the task if God chooses to reveal the “whys.”

    Each one of you have done a great job with this subject! Love the Word you presented here, Dawn! 🤗💜

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    1. Thanks Renee! You’re right about that. “Go” can certainly be challenging. Choosing to go stretches our faith.

      Thanks so much! It was inspiring to read the different perspectives. ❤️

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