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Using the excellent Lost Sheep series of stories, we looked tonight at Palm Sunday from the point of view of the donkey (named Dave in this story) who carried Jesus into Jerusalem.

Dave’s excited about having been the one to be privileged to carry the king into Jerusalem, but is shocked to hear on his grandpa’s return a week later that the king, so acclaimed by crowds as they entered, was not well received thereafter and did not receive a golden crown or a golden throne. Instead, he had to wear a crown of thorns and was sentenced to death by crucifixion.

Our ways are not God’s ways, however, for this cruel death was not the end of the story. Instead, Grandpa told of the resurrection of Jesus and concluded, ‘Long live the King!’