4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
The prophecy in Matthew 21:5 is cited from Zechariah 9:9 and Isaiah 62:11.
Jesus IS King!
The people of Israel were looking for a military leader, one who would lead them against Roman oppression. They badly misunderstood God’s plan for their people. God instead sent the world his son who would be victorious over death.
As Holy Week begins, think of the greatness of why we celebrate the week. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice that we can be set free from death.
In this Holy Week ahead, may God direct our thoughts and attention towards what matters most, Jesus Christ our King.