And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples and saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way (Mark 11:1-7)
Jesus was getting ready for the triumphant entry into Jerusalem and he needed a fresh colt to ride on. He sent two disciples to go and loose a certain colt tied somewhere in a village close to Bethany. The owners of the colt and the people around it apparently were not aware that Jesus needed the colt until the disciples got there. However, they released him on hearing that the master needed him.
Have you considered yourself or children or property too young or fresh or too educated to be released for the master’s use? Some people feel they must be used up for secular things first before Jesus can now use them; it is a wrong mentality. What gives you the idea that Jesus will like to use what the world system has used up. What gave you the idea that Jesus can accept an old man whom the government or private employers can no longer use? Jesus can need you before you do any secular job at all. Jesus can need anyone no matter how beautiful or intelligent or wealthy or famous.
It is a great privilege to be needed by Jesus. Young or old, intelligent or not, educated or not, rich or poor; whenever Jesus needs you for any service, make sure you obey promptly no matter what it will cost you.
Notice that Jesus did not opt for the used, worn out, old colt. He prefers to use the fresh life. Remember how he chose Moses, the youngest of the children of Jechobed. He also chose Samuel, David (the youngest of the sons of Jesse), Daniel and Jeremiah at a tender age. Don’t accept the idea that you must first throw yourself around and get used up for other things before surrendering to Jesus to use you. Jesus would want a fresh life, a life not used up for useless things. Preserve your spirit, soul and body for his use. Keep yourself young and fresh so that when he is in need of such a person, he can consider you. Remember that mentality also plays a lot of role in how old you become. Relate with young people and keep yourself young no matter your age.
Conclusion: God needs many people to carry out his assignment in the lives of other people. Purge yourself of every kind of sin, prepare your life and keep yourself fresh for the master’s use.