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“The Lord Needs It”

Pastor Donald Reigstad, Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, Cushing

 

“The Lord needs it.” 

Jesus said this about a donkey tied up in its owner’s yard. (Luke 19:31) Needs it?  I did not think Jesus/God needed anything that I or anyone else owned. Isn’t he self-sufficient? Isn’t that the very definition of what it means to be God? There are two possible answers to this:

1. It could be divine “self-limitation.”

2. Or it may be love, or both.

Allow me to suggest that love has a way of creating its own dependency. Love breeds need. I love my wife; therefore, I need her. In a similar way, don’t you think it is fair to say that God needs us? He may even need something you possess, a “donkey.” It is tied up to a post in your yard right now. 

The time may come when he will prompt (God rarely forces) you to untie it and let him use it differently than you ever imagined. Will you let him? How much do you love him? 

Untie your “donkey.” The Lord needs it.

 

 

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