Week 10, Friday, Mark 11:1-11

 Mark Devotionals

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 11:1-11

[Please read and meditate on the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]


Jesus went to unusual detail about the way he would ride into Jerusalem in that final week of his human life by sending 2 disciples to procure a specific mode of transportation. Thus when he rode into Jerusalem he was intentionally fulfilling the Messianic symbolism of Zechariah 9:9, “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Jesus wanted people to know that he had no doubt about who he was (the Messiah), and what his (divine) purpose was (deliverance). True, everybody misunderstood both, trying to make him fit into what they wanted of him. But Jesus knew. What about you? Do you really know who you are? Do you know your divine purpose?


Prayer: Lord, I know you created me in a very special way (Psalm 139:13-14). Added to that there must be also some deeper reason why you redeemed me, saved me for yourself. Yet I am not always sure about who I am. Sure Lord, I know my name, my family; but sometimes I believe things and behave in ways that make me a stranger even to myself. I live my life without any higher purpose. Reveal to me O Lord the person that you want me to be. Show me your purpose in living that transforms not just me, but also touches every other person I meet in a positive (Godly) way. I want my choices to be meaningful because of what you are doing in my life. Amen.

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One Response to “Week 10, Friday, Mark 11:1-11”

  1. Judy Napoleon says:

    Please pray for the world as we, with God’s help, handle this national/world health emergency.. Since our chuch is closed please add me to the prayer chain. Prayer is my connection to God,and all of the ones I love. Thank you. I look forward to the message tomorrow.

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