“And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.” (Luke 19:28-35)
On the way to Jerusalem before Jesus was to give His life for our sins, he sends two of His disciples on a mission. Jesus tells them to go into the village and untie a colt and bring it to Him. He tells them exactly where the colt will be and even tells them the response to give when the owners asked about what they were doing. The disciples were faithful and did as they were told and they brought the colt back to Jesus.
This is a part of Jesus’ earthly ministry that kind of gets glossed over because it was what led into the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem by Jesus but it is a great reminder of faithfulness to us. The two disciples that Jesus sent to get the colt were faithful to go and retrieve the colt. They were faithful to convey the message that Jesus told them to share with the owners of the colt. And the owners of the colt were faithful as well. When the disciples told them “The Lord has need of it.”, they readily and graciously gave them the colt for Jesus to use. We don’t know the names of these people but we do know of their faithfulness.
This week let us be faithful in serving God. Let us use our gifts and talents for God’s glory and may we point people to Jesus through it.