Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Legend of the Donkey's Cross


"Bring me the colt of a donkey,"

was the Master's request.

A young donkey was brought to Jesus to carry him to Jerusalem.

A week later Jesus was ordered crucified.

The little donkey so loved the Lord,

that he wanted to help carry the cross.

But alas, he was pushed away.

The sad little donkey waited to say good-bye until nearly all had left.

As he turned to leave, the shadow of the cross fell upon his shoulders.

And there it has remained,

a tribute to the loyalty and love

of the humblest of God's Creatures.
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Second Version

The Sunday before Easter, known as Palm Sunday. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Passover. Great crowds of people lined the streets waving palm branches to welcome Him. The people were very excited and they spread branches on the road. Some even laid down their robes. They shouted 'Hosanna!' Jesus rode into the city on the back of an colt ass, a young donkey. He did this to fulfill the scriptures. The legend has been handed down that the donkey before this time was a solid color but after Christ died on the cross on Good Friday all donkey's recieved the mark of the cross on their back as a reminder of the service of that donkey to our Lord on Palm Sunday.

2 comments:

trunk said...

Great post! Excellent blog

Gimmer said...

Thanks!

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