To help prepare for His entrance into Jerusalem Jesus told some of His disciples to:
“…Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.” (Mark 11:2-3)
What an interesting moment. What a lesson for them. What an opportunity to examine ourselves!
Of the things that we own, or better yet, of the things that we have been given, what have we given to the Lord so that it may be used for His purpose? Perhaps we should ask, of the things that we have been given in our life, is there something that we refuse to let loose of for Jesus?
What of our time have we let loose of? What of our resources have we let loose of? What have we said no about?
Are we holding on tighter and tighter to the rope or untying the knots?
Intentions tie a knot in the rope of our resources much like the no’s do…they may be even a little trickier to untie in reality. Sometimes we plan on letting the Lord use our “colt” when we’re finished with it. But isn’t it amazing how we keep finding things to do with it though!?
So what are we letting Jesus use in his service? It’s a good question.
One more thing – have you ever noticed that the Lord didn’t ask for the colt? Just saying. EA
“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19)