By Sims Siamoonga
April 10, 2022 | NAIVASHA, KENYA
And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”Luke 19:29-31 (NKJV)
In the full Scripture reading, Luke 19:28-40, we find many characters: Jesus Christ – the master; two disciples to whom Jesus gave instructions; an untamed/untrained tied colt; owners of the colt; the whole multitude of disciples (supporters of Jesus); the Pharisees (opponents of Jesus); and the stones (those Jesus may raise to support/praise him).
Jesus Christ has a mission to be accomplished by all those whom he calls. In pursuit of the mission, we are each called and gifted differently within the Body of Christ (the church). Some, like the two disciples, receive direct instructions to serve God through Jesus. These may include pastors, teachers, evangelists, as well as missionaries and Global Mission Fellows. Others, like the whole multitude of disciples, offer praise to God and support those who are in direct ministry.