Summary: No matter one's situation God is aware.
Thank you Rev. Mark Edge
He Knows Who & Where You Are
Mar 11:1 Â¶ And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
Mar 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring [him].
Mar 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
Mar 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
Mar 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
Mar 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
Mar 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
Mar 11:8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed [them] in the way.
Mar 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
I. What would be on your mind if you knew you were going to die within a week?
Spend as much time with those you love most
Settle any disputes with whomever you were at odds with
Pay any debts that you owed
Take care of unfinished business
Eat your favorite foods
See or do something you'd always wanted to see/do
There would be little time for sleep
There would be little time for trivial pursuits
There would be no time for the insignificant details of life
A. Most of us don't get that opportunity-most of us don't get a forewarning that our lives will come to end within a week
But Jesus did
This passage was the beginning of the last week of His life
As God, in His foreknowledgem He knew exactly what was going to happen in the next several days
There would be a triumphant entry
There would be a Passover meal
There would be a betrayal, a denial, a mock trial, a beating, imprisonment, excrutiating pain, humiliation, crucifixion, death
The most important event in all of human history was about to take place-the salvation of mankind
He who knew no sin would become sin for us
His time was limited-He had lots to do-He had to make sure these disciples were prepared to carry on the work He had begun
Can you imagine what was on His mind?
So many details, so many decisions, so many things to consider!
And yet - he says to his disciples - "In the neighboring village there is a unbroken colt tied; untie him and bring him to me."
A seemingly insignificant, unimportant, irrelevant animal is on His mind---even its location, its condition and its purpose!
II. Can you imagine what is on God's mind today?
Time is running out-there is much to do-Jesus is preparing to return!
There are nations to prepare-there are prophecies to fulfill-the Antichrist is getting ready to emerge
There is a world to be saved-there are prayers to be answered-there is a Church to put in order