Jesus Triumphal Entry
Story narrated by the Donkey
Submitted by Jennifer Roeser, edited by Holly Subia
Hi everyone, my name is the colt of a donkey. I am the donkey Jesus rode at his triumphal entrance into Jerusalem the week before he was crucified. Oh how thrilling it was to have the master, the King of Glory chose me, to carry him into the Holy city. What an exciting time.
Thousands of years before god created the earth, Jesus as the Word of God knew he would die on the cross. Wow! You know what else? He also knew he would choose me, the colt of a donkey, to ride on. So, you know what he did? Since Jesus is the creator of all things and knew he would die on the cross, when he created the donkey he put a cross on ours backs as a symbol of his death and resurrection.
Oh, and when Mary was going to Bethlehem to give birth to Jesus she rode a donkey to the manger. Mangers are where the animals are stabled. So we donkeys got to see Jesus be born! Then, that very night, shepherds came to visit the newborn King. The shepherds told us that all the angels of heaven appeared to them and said, “Today in Bethlehem, a Savior was born, Christ the Lord. And all the angels sang, “Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to all Men."
There is a story on the Internet called, “The Legend of the Donkey Cross" by Mary Singer. It is a poem she wrote about me. The story is not exactly how is happened but it is how I feel about my Lord. I am so elated to share my story with you. Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.