“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:38
As Jesus comes riding into Jerusalem the people start shouting praises to Him. They are calling Him their king.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, He was riding a colt of a donkey. This is not an animal that is connected to royalty. When kings would ride into their city, they always road on majestic horses or in a carriage, not a donkey, and a baby one at that.
Along with the riding a colt, Jesus never stated that He was their king. He never grabbed at being the king. Jesus just did what His Father wanted Him to do.
The people had been looking for a king of their own. They had been under the harsh Roman rule for many years and wanted their freedom again. They could see in Jesus someone who could be that king.
With these things in mind, they give Jesus great praise. They honor Him as a real king. They laid out a carpet of palm branches for Him to come in on. They called out praise to Him, honoring Him as the king.
Nearly 2,000 years later, Jesus still comes into the lives and hearts of men and women as a king. He humbled comes in. He does not demand that you follow Him and force you to be His subject. He comes in a calm way on a colt showing His love and care for you.
Believers need to be willing to give Him praise as the King. Americans do not like the idea of someone being a king, but that is what Jesus is and needs to be in your life. Allow Him to be your king.
Allow Jesus to be your king, and shout out praises to Him and about Him. Do not be silent. Let the world know that Jesus is your king and is The King. The world will try to silent you, but Jesus said if you are silent the rocks will cry out.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your King; that you will shout out praises to Him; that you will let the world know that Jesus is your king; that you will not be ashamed of Jesus; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.