The King is coming!

“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, slowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” –Zechariah 9:9

In the ancient Middle Eastern world, leaders rode horses if they rode to war, but donkeys if they came in peace. The mention of a donkey in Zechariah 9:9 fits the description of a king who would be “righteous and having salvation, gentle.” Rather than riding to conquer, this king would enter in peace.

Jesus fulfills this prophecy of Zechariah:

“7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” -Mark 11

“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” – Luke 2:14