Prayer: Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.
Reading: Zechariah 9: 9-12 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Zechariah foretold of this day in our passage here. He also states that the king will come in humbly on a donkey. The people hearing this probably didn’t believe it. How could a king be humble and ride to town on a donkey?
But, as we know, Jesus is known for turning things upside down. Some days, I wonder if Jesus will come soon. I feel our world is in a bad place and it will only get better if Jesus would get here. But we wait and we wonder. Waiting can be tough, but we know Jesus is coming!
-- Chad Hershberger
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