Humble Leadership

John 12.12-19

Everyone rode donkeys into Jerusalem, no big news there! So what’s so extraordinary about Jesus on a donkey? The answer is revealed in the cry of the people “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” This changed everything! Kings don’t ride donkeys! They ride horses! A king on a donkey is the equivalent of your country’s president arriving in a common delivery vehicle; driving it himself of course! But the people loved it! They cheered it! Well wouldn’t you? If my president arrived driving a common delivery vehicle I would say “Wow, a man of the people, a man of humility, someone down-to-earth. I’d like to know this guy!” This was Jesus; very different, so refreshing, so real! More