The Donkey Who Carried a King
Riley gets upset when his playmates pick him last for their games. When Grandpa hears about the problem, he asks, "Riley, have you ever heard about the donkey who carried a king?"
Davey was a young donkey who was bored and unhappy because he was never given anything to do. Then one day, some strangers came to the gate--and Davey's master picked him for a very special task. Davey carried the King, Jesus, into Jerusalem. Afterward, Davey felt proud of himself and believed he should do only special jobs. But Davey's master put him to work doing ordinary things. That made Davey grumpy.
A few days later, Davey saw something terrible--some angry people were making the King carry a heavy beam of wood. Davey could not understand it, but another donkey, old Barnabas, helped him see that the King was being a Servant. After that, Davey made up his mind to do every task without grumbling.
Through his story, Grandpa helps Riley see what Jesus was really carrying on that terrible day.
About the Author
Dr. R. C. Sproul, President of Ligonier Ministries, and Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, teaches thousands of people each year via audio and video tapes, speaking engagements, and his growing radio ministry. He is the author of several books, including Basic Training, What's in the Bible, and Loved by God.
About the IllustratorChuck Groenink was born and raised in the Netherlands. He attended the ArtEZ Institute for the Arts, graduating from the department of illustration in 2004. His work has been featured on Drawn.ca and Pikaland, and he has illustrated [several] books ... In 2010 he moved to Portland, Oregon. He likes cats, books, old towns, big trees, ... and typewriters, but vehemently dislikes cars, cell phones, advertising, ... ugly book covers, and getting up early.