Mark 11:1: And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
Mark 11:2: 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].
Mark 11:3: 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.
Mark 11:4: 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.
Mark 11:5: And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
Mark 11:6: And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
Mark 11:7: And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
Mark 11:8: And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed (them) in the way.
Mark 11:9: And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed (is) he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
My wife, Teresa, is a runner. If she runs a race in Nashville, Tenn., for example, they might shut down many of the streets in and around the city to accommodate the runners. My race however, is considerably challenged. You see, it's my job to meet her at certain intersections along her race, to bring support, water, food, take pictures etc.
What we have discovered is blocking the roads helps the runner's race, but creates obstacles for my race to find her intersections.
I've gone around half the city on the interstate at 75 mph to find my only exit blocked.
Duke, what does this have to do with Mark 11:4? I'm glad you asked. In verse 4 notice the phrase, 'in a place where two ways met.'
When the roads are blocked and the clock is ticking, I have to trust my instincts and be looking for a window of opportunity.
That's what we as disciples of Jesus must learn to do. Walk by faith in what He says, looking for that supernatural window of opportunity. Sometimes you have to resist fear, or travel the unknown, but when you obey God's Word, what He said comes to pass. When His way intersects with your way, miracles happen.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.