“Donkey and a Colt?”

On April 9, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 21:1-11.

This Sunday brings somewhat of a mixed message. It’s Palm/Passion Sunday. We celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem while at the same time reminding ourselves that it’s a ride that will ultimately lead to a cross.

For some time now I’ve been interested in Matthew’s account of the “Palm” part of this Sunday. The text clearly says that Jesus sent his disciples into Bethphage to fetch two animals: a mother donkey and her colt. The other Gospels do not mention two animals. What gives? How could Jesus sit “on them?”

So many questions. One thing is sure: Matthew wrote what he wrote with some purpose in mind. We’ll think together about on Sunday.