Luke 19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
People may make you feel like you are an undesirable part of society: not worth their time and effort, but God has use for you. Jesus in His triumphant entry into Jerusalem came riding on a colt or young donkey. He could have chosen to ride on a horse, but he chose to ride on a less esteemed animal. Part of the message that he was communicating was that even if you are not considered as one of those choice persons in society, he still has use for you. Rahab was a Canaanite harlot, but she was used by God to bring salvation to her household and was named in the lineage of Jesus (Matthew 1:5). Your status in society does not determine whether or not you can be used by God.
Because the size of people’s bank account or socioeconomic status does not determine whether or not God can use them, our response should be to see purpose in people. Jesus told the two disciples whom he sent to untie the colt that if any man should ask them why they are untying the donkey, they should tell them that the Lord had need of him. Jesus had use for the colt because he saw purpose in it. Let us therefore see people, how Jesus sees them and not how society classifies them. When we see purpose in people then we will do whatever it takes to loose them into their purpose. Jesus had use for the young donkey, but it took two disciples to loose it into its purpose. Part of the instruction that Jesus gave the two disciples in Luke 19:30 was to “loose him and bring him hither”. They released the colt into its purpose, but their work did not stop there, they had to bring the colt to Jesus. After people are released into their purpose, they still need guidance in getting to really know God for themselves. Do not loose them and leave them exactly where you find them. They will need someone to walk with them as part of the journey.
Life Application: See purpose in people regardless of where they are coming from. Let what is in them propel you to help loose them into purpose and then walk with them part of the way.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for seeing our hearts and for loving us unconditionally. May we see people in the way you do and help to loose them in their purpose. In Jesus name, amen.