Day 40 (4/3)
Day 40: Jesus Has Come For You
Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:5
Written by Julie Saffrin
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
Most of us have been, at one time or another, grudge-holders, glory-hoarders, led astray, regretted our actions, or said words we wish we could take back because of how they injured. We’ve been intentional navel-gazers when it comes to sharing the Gospel, and if we’re really being honest, we’ve doubted that God is God. Probably more than a time or two.
John 3:17 says, “God did not send His Son into the world to judge [you] and condemn [you], but to be [your] Savior and rescue [you].” That means if you were the only person to have lived on Earth, Jesus would still have come, been born, suffered, crucified and died for YOU, so that you might be saved and spend eternity with Him.
Jesus comes to you full of gentleness.
The colt’s hooves are coming toward you. The foal carries the King of all kings. He’s got God’s Only Son on his back, the One Who was crucified for you, so that you will be with Him in Heaven. Look past the colt’s twitching ears and you’ll see Jesus looking at only you. Love’s Eyes, penetrating right through to your soul. Hopeful eyes. Gentle ones.
The colt shifts under the strain. Jesus waits, yearning for you to allow Him to rescue you. He’s asking you to step onto the cloak and journey with Him through life. He’s searching your face, longing for your “yes.” “Give ear and come to Me. Listen that you may live.” (Isa. 55:3)
Step onto those cloaks. Yes, you’ll still have moments of doubt, but drench yourself in His Word, in prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to transform you. There will be difficulties, but El camino mas dificil es el mas glorioso. “The hardest way is the glorious one.” You’ll be walking with the Glorious One, the King of Glory Himself.
Jesus said, “I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect – life in its fullness until you overflow!” (John 1:10). Jesus stretches out His hand to you and says, “Join Me. Yes, you. I’ve come here. Just for you.”
Reflection: Today, focus on seeing with your heart. Silence the crowds and voices of daily life. Listen. Then write a sentence about your experience.
Prayer: Lord, I see You and the sacrifice You made on my behalf. I see Your outstretched Hand. I’m scared, uncertain. But I’m stepping onto the road of life with You. Here’s my hand. Lead me in the way to go. Amen.