Thoughts: Jesus sent two of his disciples on an errand. We don’t know which ones. It would be nice to know that they were Thaddeus and James the Less, and not the always favored Peter and James the More and John.
Jesus’ instructions were not precise. “Go into this nearby village and, just after you enter, you’ll find a tied, unbroken colt.”
Jesus did not say, “It’s the first farm on the left. There’s a red barn, and there’s a well between the barn and the house. The colt is small and dappled gray.”
Miraculously, these two disciples found the colt, untied it, explained to the owners that the Lord needed the colt, and brought it to Jesus.
This familiar story has references to two obscure Old Testament books. Minor prophets Zechariah and Habakkuk are seldom read or quoted, but Jesus knew them well. Zechariah 9:9 foretold that the King would come to his people riding on an unbroken colt. Habukkuk 2:11 predicted that the stones in the walls would cry out against sin.
Discussion: Why was it important to Jesus to fulfill Old Testament prophecies?
Activity: Read a commentary about Habakkuk and then read the book itself.
Remember in prayer this week the family of Connie Gill, Shirley Gulian, Vivian Hansard, Bill and Eunice Kraase and Martha Meyer.
Our Lenten program continues on Wednesday evening at 6:15pm with George Berquist.
Hope Warming Center is in full swing tonight through Thursday night. Pray for our servers.
This Sunday come and hear the choir’s Cantata entitled “One Sacrifice” by Joel Raney, welcome new members into our congregation, and congratulate the Boy Scouts on their God and Country awards.
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