The King is Coming

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout in triumph, daughter Jerusalem! Look your king is coming to you; He is righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 8:9 HCSB

Recently, Prince Charles of England visited Louisville, Kentucky. His visit seemed to attract the attention of many people who just wanted to see him. His visit was covered in the newspapers and on the local news stations. Obviously there was security for him just like the Secret Service provides security for the President of the United States. Prince Charles is next in line to become the King of England when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, passes away.

This verse in Zechariah is a prophecy that was fulfilled by Jesus when He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (Matthew 21:5) on Palm Sunday, which is this coming Sunday. Jesus did not ride into Jerusalem as a conquering king but rather as a humble servant riding on a colt. A donkey is sometimes used as a symbol of peace.

Challenge: We can rejoice greatly and shout in triumph because we are children of the king. We have victory today over the sins of the world. Look forward to the day when Jesus will return to this earth as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Listen to the old song “The King is Coming” as sung by the Bill Gaither trio on YouTube at

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