Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Friday, April 6, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Our Lord Reigns
Vs.9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout,
Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having
salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a
The ninth chapter of Zechariah begins with an oracle, or a
message, from God. After the temple was completed, Zechariah gave several
prophecies about Israel’s future, which describe the eventual first and
second comings of Jesus Christ.
Many of us are unable to find the things we are looking for
because we have a wrong image of that thing in our minds. We may look for
something blue when in fact it is red. The mental picture we had conjured
up in our minds closed it to the actual thing we were looking for. This
is what happened to the Jews.
In Jesus’ day, most
Jews missed Him as their coming King because they had a different picture
of their Savior. The Jews thought they would be receiving a mighty
political individual, not someone who would be “gentle and riding on a
donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (vs.9).
Even today, many people still miss Jesus because of wild
expectations. They’re looking for someone who can solve their deepest
issues, someone who can instantly erase a debt. These people end up
disappointed because of these expectations. From verses 9-12, we see
that, in order to welcome Jesus as our King, we need to understand just
who He is.
Jesus Christ is coming
to reign (verses 9-10). These verses point out Jesus’ first coming in
humility as a substitute for sin. They also point out Jesus’ second coming
in boldness, power, to reign over the earth.
Father, we pray that we may be found faithful and pure
in Your sight when we meet You face to face. In Jesus’ name, we pray.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in His
word I put my hope.” - Psalm 130:5
Jessie Samuel, St.
Andrews MTC, NY
Christian Education Forum,
Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church