Those who want to be elected have to run extraordinary campaigns. Their P.R. department needs to brand their candidate with a winning image. Their popularity with the general population needs to soar. In order for them to triumph they need to sell their message to diverse groups. Which usually means they have to be willing to at least stretch the truth so that those with differing views can feel comfortable under the broad umbrella the candidate is so desperately trying to create.
Political campaigns are nothing new to most of us, although I think it’s fair to say that the current one we are being subjected to is quite surprising. It’s a good thing; really, that the Messiah was not sent to form a coalition and run a smooth campaign so He could be elected as Israel’s King.
As we begin Easter week, we look at the event that took place when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. What transpires is so typical of a crowd trying to choose a person as their candidate.
What they didn’t know was that this Man wasn’t running for any office, He was fulfilling an agenda set before time began, by the Creator Himself!