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Legend of the Christian Donkey

dude ranch with farm life near allas fort worth texas family vacationsHave you heard the legend of the Christian donkeys? This is the story that has been told is about the little donkey who was Jesus' mount on Palm Sunday.

It is said that a donkey carried Mary to Bethlehem and is also referred to as a Nativity Donkey and on the trip to Egypt. The Nubian burro has a cross on its back because it was said to believe that these donkeys carried Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

To ride on a donkey signified coming in peace, this symbolic event served to reinforce what Jesus had told the people of Israel: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he [is] just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a donkey.”(Zachariah 9:9 KJV)

Many Christians believe that the donkey had known what Jesus was about to go through with his trial and suffering. They say that seeing the tragic event of Jesus’ crucifixion, the donkey wished he had been able to carry the cross for Jesus, as he was the one who should carry such burdens. The donkey turned his back on the sight, but he could not leave Jesus whom he had carried, he wished to stay until all was over because of his love and loyalty.

In reward for the loyal and humble love of the donkey the Lord caused the shadow of the cross to fall across his back and the donkey has carried the cross ever since as a sign that the love of God and carries a reward for all to see.

Each Christian Donkey carries a cross on its back that is unlike all the others. There are no two alike, each Donkey is defined by the cross the bear on their back. Many of these donkeys are called Jerusalem Donkeys, Christian Donkeys, Jesus Donkeys, Miniature Donkeys or even Mediterranean Donkeys because in the Middle East these burros are used in every day life such as farming or traveling purposes.

The Cross on their back is how the Christian Donkeys are kept for record in their registration papers. The cross on their backs is in honor Jesus. You can see entire families of these miniature donkeys at MD Resort “A gust ranch with a Bed & Breakfast flair” in the Fort Worth , North Texas area.

The Christian Donkeys are one of our favorite animals at MD Resort. We have an entire herd for you to enjoy and share the legend with your travel companions. Or ask one of our staff members to share the legend of the Christian Donkeys to your Church Retreat, Family Vacation, Christian Youth Camps, Corporate Retreat, Family Fun day, Family Reunion or just any reason at all! And be sure to meet donner the donkey he is in with or mascot buffalo named biscuit.

Also contrary to popular belief the Christian Donkeys are VERY smart, love attention, GREAT moms, are protective of thier family, and have an internal barometer to let them know if bad weather is approaching so they can seek shelter. They are very precious animals so come on out and visit our Christian Donkeys and if you like we even have a few for sale that you can take home with you.