Gentle Colt-Breaker

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“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.’”

– Matthew 21:1-5

For those of us who love horses and riding, it’s fun to picture Jesus as a good rider, horseman and colt-breaker.  I doubt he had much trouble, considering who he was/is.  And although he chose a humble donkey that day instead of a fancy steed like a king typically would at that time and place, let’s not forget that one day, it is said, he’ll ride out of heaven with eyes like fire on a white horse, and followed by the armies of heaven (Rev. 19:11-16).

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