Mark 11:2-3 – 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 man sat; loose him, and bring him. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
I often say to people, “If God said it, that settles it.” When I travel abroad, I make it a point to try to learn that statement in the language of the country in which I am speaking. It is a powerful statement, and in the face of tradition, can be shocking to the hearer, for it is also a true statement. I believe it is only recorded once in Scripture that, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). That singular statement is all we need on which we can base that great truth. Yet, our Text for Today is recorded in Matthew 21, Mark 11, and Luke 19. I believe the Lord desires us to take firm grasp of this great truth.
In this series of Second Milers, I am focusing on the great things God can do out of the small things, the seemingly insignificant, and even out of the ordinary things (that may seem very small). It is often the small, insignificant, or perhaps somewhat removed things in and from our lives that Father uses in a great way to show Himself strong in our behalf. Whether it is the loaves and fish of a lad, a non-descript rock in the desert, a small portion of oil and meal, or a meatless bone from the carcass of an ass, great things have come forth for the people of God.
In the cases we’ve examined so far, the need was abundantly supplied with what was already in hand, or close by us, awaiting discovery. But in our Text for Today, the need was met from some distance away, another village, in fact. Now it may not have been a great distance by today’s standards, but somethings needed from another village just a mile and a half away would have taken one or two hours of travel for retrieval. What I am saying is that when Father works through small things, there may be work needed on our part, and some time involved for that need to be met. But, be met, it shall. In this case, the need was very specific. A young ass, a foal, that no man had ever ridden. When you face a need, don’t be put off by the fact it is not in your hands, or in your possession, or immediately available to you, or that what you presently possess is of small measure, insignificant, or somewhat removed from you. Whether it is in small measure of a present possession, or small labor and time to attain to it, obey Father, comply with His plan, and watch small beginnings become great manifestations of triumphal entry.
Manna for Today – Philippians 4:19; 3 John 2; Luke 12:32; Luke 6:38; Mark 20:29-30; Malachi 3:6-10