7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” 9 “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. 10 He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, 11 and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.” 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
Jesus determined that it was important to celebrate God’s achievements and He organized and provided for such a celebration to be able to occur with those He loved. They were itinerant people – Jesus and His disciples. At that time they were walking from place to place – they had no “home” if you like. An important event was coming up so Jesus organized what was needed. He was trustworthy. He had a plan. He can do that for us too.
Also the disciples didn’t try and figure it out themselves. Jesus told them to organize the meal and they asked – where?, how? etc. They trusted Him and what He said and went and found that it was as He had said.
Do I ask enough about what Jesus has organized for me? Do I follow through and go with His directions – trust Him? Something I need to do more. What about you?
Thanks Lord that you have plans, that you recognize that plans are needed and that provisions need to be made to make sure the important situations happen well. Help me to ask about your plans more often. Help me to trust your plans rather than mine.
Written by Therese Manning