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MOTHER DONKEY AND COLT – A JOLT FOR THOSE WHO GIVE STEP-MOTHERLY TREATMENT FOR THE THINGS OF GOD!

Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

Only Matthew records that Jesus wanted BOTH the MOTHER DONKEY and it’s COLT (the Kid Donkey) (Mt 21:2). A person would be sitting on the back of that untrained colt for the first ever time, it looks like. Therefore, Jesus perhaps felt the presence of the parent would calm the colt’s nerves when a person (Jesus) sat on it. Do we cooperate with God’s plan for our kids the whole-hearted way this MOTHER DONKEY apparently did with Jesus’ plans for it’s kid donkey? Parents should encourage their born-again children to serve God. Parents do not ask generally kids, “Is it God’s Will?” when their kids say, “I want to go to the US to study and settle down there!” But when their kids say, “Mom/Dad, God has called me for full-time ministry to such and such a place in India itself!” most parents pour cold water on their enthusiasm by asking, “Are you sure, it is God’s will?” What a wicked double standard! How we show step-motherly treatment for the things of God! The Lord is watching this with deep sorrow and anguish. His anger may be triggered by our worldliness and money-mindedness. The message that comes to us from the Palm Sunday Matthew narrative is this: encourage the younger generation in your family to get involved in God’s Work, whole-heartedly!

(Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of G4 Mission. Find out more at www.dukev.org. This is a reader supported ministry. Reach him via WhatsApp at +91-8886040605)

By dukewords

Duke Jeyaraj, is a sinner saved by Grace, a preacher of God’s Word to Google Generation. Duke holds a B. Tech. Degree from Allahabad University (1997), Masters of Divinity from Southern Asia Bible College - Bangalore (2001) and Doctor of Ministry from Southern Asia Bible College (2014). Duke founded the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna
Mission, in the year 2006. This is an inter-church ministry funded by individual Indians who are blessed by Duke-Evan’s ministry and not by any church denomination.

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