Stubborn, undignified, lowly. These are my mental images of a donkey—what are yours? It’s interesting that Jesus, the King of Kings, chose a donkey as his vehicle for his royal processional into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Not a majestic stallion or a golden chariot—an ordinary donkey used for farm chores. Jesus fulfilled prophecy with his choice (Zechariah 9:9), and he also made a powerful statement. He chose to display humility and meekness instead of power and might. A lowly donkey helped Jesus silently state his mission to the crowd that shouted hosannas and waved palm branches.
What significance does Jesus’ choice of transportation on Palm Sunday have for you?