But that's not how Jesus came.
And then He rode in on a donkey.
As I imagine the scene, my first reaction is pity. It's really quite a pitiful entrance if you think about it. There's no way this could compare with the imaginative expectations of the faithful who had been waiting centuries for the Christ. Jesus of Nazareth is not the Messiah. From a human standpoint, not a single one of us could answer honestly that we would connect those dots and receive Him for who He really is, not even one. To see and receive Him as God's appointed Savior would require unrequited grace - God's initiating and revealing in our hearts His true identity. So to see Jesus not riding on a stallion with majesty and honor is nearly pathetic.
(To be continued on Maundy Thursday...)