July 23 – Find the Colt

Mark 11:1-10

And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. (Mark 11:4 ESV)

As he was preparing to enter Jerusalem Jesus told some of his disciples to go and retrieve a colt for him to enter the city on. They obediently went ahead and discovered the colt just as he had said. They shared with the owners what Christ had said about the colt, promising to return it.
It may seem like a small detail, the guys finding the colt as Jesus had instructed, but it was actually a big deal. Hundreds of years prior the Old Testament prophet Zechariah predicted that Jesus would do just that. Jesus knew the scriptures. He knew his time was drawing near. So he commanded his followers and in their obedience discovered everything to be just as he said it would.

You and I may not always realize it, but I believe that Jesus is still regularly pointing out things that he would have us do. Not because he is testing us, or because he likes to keep us busy with some kind of religious fluff, but because he wants to bring us in on what he is up to.

Sometimes in order to be a part of that we have to step out in faith and obedience. We have to follow the Word of God. We have listen for the voice of God. And when the time comes that He speaks, and instructs, we have to go ahead to where He has sent us. We have to find the colt.


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