We aren’t the message. We carry the message.

King Jesus

why did you choose

a lowly ass

to carry you

to ride in your parade?

Had you no friend

Who owned a horse

– a royal mount with spirit

fit for a king to ride?

Why choose an ass

small unassuming

beast of burden

trained to plow

not carry kings.

 

King Jesus

why did you choose

me

a lowly unimportant person

to bear you

in my world today?

I’m poor and unimportant

trained to work

not carry kings

– let alone the King of kings

and yet you’ve chosen me

to carry you in triumph

in this world’s parade.

King Jesus

keep me small

so all may see

how great you are

Keep me humble

so all may say

blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord

not what a great ass he rides.

“A Psalm for Palm Sunday” by Joseph Bayly

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One response to “We aren’t the message. We carry the message.

  1. I have read this before somewhere – love it! Thanks for posting.

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