“Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written:
‘Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion.
Look, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!’” John 12: 14-15 NRSV
#1 Jesus sits up but in our midst not ‘Lording it over us’.
#2 Jesus sits up to live out God’s faithfulness and love. This is another way of saying God is faithful to the Covenant God voluntarily makes with us.
#3 Jesus sits up to take on our suffering and death and to defeat these enemies with love and life.