Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it. — John 12:14.
I learned something new today. I learned that donkeys have a cross on their back. The cross is composed of dark hair that runs down the donkey’s back and across it’s shoulders. Who knew?
Is this just a coincidence or an intentional use of symbolism?
What this short verse teaches us is that we shouldn’t ignore what appears to be meaningless sentences and verses in scripture. Perhaps hidden in every word is a story into itself. Why didn’t Jesus choose a horse or camel instead when he entered Jerusalem for the last time? Maybe it was because of the donkey’s cross or maybe that is the only ride he had. I don’t know, but I have an idea, Jesus knew exactly what he was doing and was trying to tell his followers something.
What do you think?