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Animal Parables

Animal Stories From The Bible

What have I done to you that you should strike me these three times?

After a tremendous display of God’s power, the children of Israel made their way towards the land God had promised Abraham. As you can imagine, many kings in the area were rightly scared of this huge nation, and more importantly, they had heard what God had done in Egypt. They worshiped idols of wood and stone. They were no match for the Creator of the Universe. Fear gripped them all since they knew God had given Israel the Promised Land.

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He is righteous and victorious, yet humble, riding on a donkey.

Five centuries before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Zechariah spoke of the coming Messiah, giving the Jewish people a clue so they would recognize their king. (Zechariah 9:9) This prophecy was fulfilled on the Friday before, and referenced again by events on what Christians now call Palm Sunday. Jesus rode into Jerusalem proclaiming the long awaited Kingdom. But many would not recognize their Savior. (Matthew 21:1-9, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19)

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