"And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethpage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His Disciples, and saith unto them, “Go your way into the village over against you; and, as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never a man sat; loose him, and bring him. And if any man says unto you, ‘Why do ye this?’ Say ye that ‘The Lord hath need of him;’ and straightway he will send him hither.” 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. And certain of them that stood there said unto them, “What do ye, loosing the colt?” And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded; and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way; and others cut down branches off the trees, and strewed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, “Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Mark 11: 1-9
Today’s verse marks the beginning of the end of Jesus’ time in physical form on earth; and yet, over the years this passage has always held some degree of fascination for Believers. In this passage, Jesus has just reached Bethpage & Bethsaida, but before He enters the city gates, He instructs two of His disciples to retrieve a specific colt, having specific characteristics, in a specific location. Jesus tells them that the colt is tied to a tree, in an adjacent village, at a fork in the road. He further instructs His disciples by telling them “If any man,” presumably referring to the owner, tries to stop them from taking the colt, “Tell him that the Master has need of it.”
Of course, when the disciples get to the location, they find the colt in the exact condition, and in the precise location, Jesus said it would be in. When the disciples are approached by the owner of the colt, they reiterate Jesus’ Words to the owner, “The Master has need of it.” And amazingly, the owner steps out of the way, and off they go with his colt.
The reason why this story is so amazing, are the details. –The precision in which Jesus outlined every little detail concerning the colt, including its past.
Ordinarily, we say that “the devil is in the details.” However, for Believers, the Lord is in the details. He sees all the minute details of our life. When you acknowledge God’s Power as the Ultimate Source in your life, every tiny insignificant detail that makes up who you are, is already known and will be considered for your future task. Nothing that you have done, is doing, or will do, will astonish God. Like the colt in today’s verse, even if you feel tied up by life while standing at a crossroad, trust that God's Love will release you, redirecting your path so that your life aligns perfectly with His purpose.
Study Reference: Mark 11:1-10
From: “Released! -The Colt.” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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