“If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’” Luke 19:31 (NIV)
Jesus had given instructions to two of His disciples to get a colt for Him to ride on into Jerusalem. He told them to go into the village of Bethphage, find a colt and untie it, and he told them what to say to the owner. The owner heard the words and he allowed the disciples to take the colt. Jesus was able to carry out His plans and He did receive the praises of the people who welcomed Him to the city. As we read the verse for today we are reminded that perhaps there is something that the Lord needs from us in order to carry out His plans. Will we cooperate? Let’s agree so that He may be glorified.
[March 19, 2016 marks the 103 anniversary of the author Richard Anderson's birthday.]