Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
Luke 19:32-34

Jesus needed the colt for His entrance into Jerusalem, so He sent two disciples to fetch it. When the owners ask about their intent, they reply as Jesus instructed “the Lord needs it” and they take it back to Jesus with no apparent opposition from the owners.

We think we own things, collecting goods and wealth as we work through our lives. We think we have earned things through our efforts. We need to step back and remember that nothing we see or have is ours – it all belongs to God.

God made everything there is. We may reshape the materials or combine them, but God created them for our use. We may discover new ways of doing things but God created us with the gift of intellect and curiosity. Without the Word of God, nothing would exist.

We forget that we’re just renters here, that the property doesn’t actually belong to us. Psalm 24 tells us “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”. When He has need of something to accomplish His purpose, He can assert His right of ownership over anything, and that includes us. However, God calls us to be willing partners in His work; asking, not demanding. Listen for what God wants you to be part of today.

Loving Lord, help us to remember who and whose we are. May we be willing servants, aware that all things are yours and all work together according to Your will. Amen.

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