Anticipation: Day 11, Perspective

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“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you. He is just and endowed with salvation, humble,  and mounted on a donkey. Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”          Zechariah 9:9

We all know the scene. [insert children with construction-paper palm branches here] Hosanna, Hosanna. Finally, He’s here! It’s really happening, the Messiah, our salvation! Life is finally going to change, everything is going to turn out now.  The streets of Jerusalem are rejoicing and celebrating. All for the wrong reasons.

The Messiah had come and life really was on the brink of utter transformation. The King was going to battle, but no one else knew what He did: He was going to die. This victorious King  was riding in for the moment for which He will be exalted for all eternity: crucifixion.

Thousands of years later, and on this side of the empty tomb, we join with the crowds as Zechariah encourages us to, rejoicing and shouting in celebration, because we know what’s coming. This man “endowed with salvation” is about to bring it to the world.

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About Jessi Journeyer

I'm a young woman who's been blessed with enough experiences to know that if you don't record what God is teaching and doing in you while it's happening, you're likely to forget His work and therefore miss some of the possible benefits. Initially started as my attempt to sort out the lessons God gave me in Bible School, this online-journal has grown into an ongoing chronicle of God's work and voice in my life, an attempt to sort-out the great soup of thoughts, questions and ponderings that are stirring in my heart and mind. For my benefit and, maybe, for yours.

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