The "Bring Me A Donkey" video is an ode to Matthew 21, and the day that Jesus asked the disciples to bring Him two donkeys; a mother and a colt.
As large crowds gathered around Jesus, the disciples draped their cloaks over the donkeys and set Him upon them. Then, “multitudes” lined the road with clothing and tree branches, and sang “Hosanna in the highest”, which was a cry for Jesus to save them from oppression.
There was a great celebration as Jesus rode into Jerusalem, but to the surprise of many, Jesus did NOT head to the seat of government, but instead, rode straight to the seat of religion, and turned the tables of “religion” up-side-down. The government of the time was oppressive, but it was not the focus of Jesus’ wrath.
In the greatest of ironies, it was the “church” that caused the most damage, and the church that needed God the most. Politics is a symptom of faith, not the other way around.
“Corruption in religion” is one of the main themes in the bible, and unfortunately, down through the centuries, religion has not changed much, and millions of people can trace their introduction to abuse, drugs, pornography, fraud, betrayal, misogyny, racism, and controlling behaviour, back to churches, and many have become homeless and dysfunctional because of it.
God says the following about abusive leaders:
Jeremiah 12:10,11 KJV
10 Many pastors have destroyed My vineyard, they have trodden My portion under foot, they have made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto Me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
The good news is that the story of the donkey and her colt, are prophetic symbols of a new generation, one that Jesus will "ride upon" to restore the church.
This new generation will intuitively understand that there are sustainable, conscionable and equitable paths forward. They will proudly hug trees, clean the air, oceans and water ways, and they will respect the life force within all of God’s creation … but make no mistake, their hope is in God, and in new and innovative ways, and they will accomplish the opposite of depression, and they will not take part in scuttling the world’s optimism.
This new generation … is strong, bold, happy and spirited … and like the donkeys in Matthew 21, they will serve to literally carry the Word of God forward.
Sheila Willar - 20210308
Matthew 21:2, 7-9, 12-14 KJV
2 … Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
7 And brought the donkey, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.