Jesus’ Kindness and Severity

“Your king is coming to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey…” (Matt. 21:5, NCV).

How precious is the way the King of Kings came into Jerusalem to give His life! The people rightly shouted “Hosanna!” to Him as He entered. The Messiah had arrived. The Savior of the world had come into their city.

The way He made His grand entrance to fulfill the most important moment in all of human history – it’s worth looking closely at. He came to His people… gently. Of all the descriptors God could pick for this immeasurably crucial moment, He picked “gentle.” This is such a critical part of His nature, and of His self-disclosure.. of His announcement of His coming. He is gentle and humble in heart. This is how He comes near to each of us individually too. He will come to you, dear one, gently.

How striking also is what happened next in the story Continue reading Jesus’ Kindness and Severity