With power, Jesus commands the disciples to go into a village and bring back a colt for him to ride into the city of Jerusalem. He knew exactly how they would find the colt and that the owners would ask them why they needed it.
“Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” (Luke 19:30-31 NKJV)
Regardless of what anyone wanted, events had been seen into motion much more powerful than any human could control. These events had been foretold and were necessary. The King had come. The people lined the the road with their own clothes in worship of their King.
What happens next is amazing. Jesus loves Jerusalem. The Son of God had come to them and they did not know. The events of the day were hidden from them. He cries over the city because He knows what is going to happen to them.
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” (Luke 19:41-44)
It is important that understand the time we live in and that we search God’s heart. There is only one God and one King above any other. Amen.