In the beginning God created heavens and earth, and made a promise of Messiah's birth,
Because the people that He had made chose to sin, a price had to be paid. (Genesis 1-3)
And through the lives of others we'd see how God would show what would come to be.
He sometimes even used a beast such as I, lowly and humble, the least.
Abraham saddled my back and carried his only, trusting that God would not leave him lonely. (Genesis 22:3)
Ishmael was called a wild donkey of a man, yet even the Lord cared for Him. (Genesis 6:12, Psalm 104:10-11)
I carried some grain for Joseph's brothers to bring food through the famine for their father Jacob and others. (Genesis 42)
Out of struggles and plagues and Egypt we came, and through Passover, even I am redeemed by the Lamb. (Exodus 1-15, 13:13, 34:20)
The Lord opened my mouth to warn Balaam, my master from impending doom and sudden disaster. (Numbers 22:28-31)
I followed Joshua into the Promised Land and witnessed many a miracle through God's hand. (Joshua)
I saw defeat and victory of the foolish and wise, sadly people did what was right in their own eyes. (Judges)
Through it all God heard the cries of the faithful and used the weak and the strong to turn the tables.
With a jawbone of a donkey, Samson used Yahweh's strength to bring down an enemy seemingly endless in length. (Judges 15:15-17)
Samuel said, "Here am I, Lord" from his youth, to listen to God and speak prophetic truth. (1&2 Samuel)
Kish sent oblivious Saul to search for us, and was anointed as King for Israel's mistrust. (1 Samuel 8-31)
I served David and other kings, evil and good, and Israel fell captive as the prophets said they would.
Prophets said I was more loyal than Israel, the nation, and would be privileged to carry the true King of Salvation. (Isaiah 1:3, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:2,5)
I carried His mother to Bethlehem, to bring peace and joy to the earth, through Him. (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 2, Matthew 1:23)
I carried Lord Yeshua to Jerusalem so that He might become the Passover Lamb. (Mark 11:1-10, John 1:29)
Who gave His life willingly once and for all, bringing freedom from sin and hell to all who fall. (Romans 3:23-25)
It is told that I am not as strong as some, but His burden is light and He has overcome, (Deuteronomy 22:10, Matthew 11:30, John 16:33)
We're to love and speak and carry His Word until everyone in the world has heard. (Matthew 28:19, John 13:34-35, Acts 1:8)
You might think that you are unqualified to tell the gospel far and wide, (Exodus 3:1-4:17)
He will come again as Faithful and True, when He knocks on the door, we must let Him through. (Revelation 3:20-21)
Remember this lowly servant who brays, and God will use you through the End of Days.
The day and hour we do not know, but be ready, the signs will surely show. (Matthew 24-25)
Like Balaam's donkey, humble, we're called to shine the light of the world to all. (Matthew 5:14-16)
Follow the like below to watch this cute video about Balaam and his Donkey:
Views on Endtime prophecy vary, but it is good food for thought to listen to what these scholars have to say and compare it to scripture as good Bereans would. Irvin Baxter has an interesting perspective.