At first glance this is a short passage about directions. Jesus is giving very specific directions to Peter & John about the location of where to prepare for the Passover meal that they were to eat together.
But the phrase that has stopped me is back in verse 7, “ the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.” In hindsight, I see that this brief passage has a double meaning. The literal one where the disciples were to have the meal in remembrance of the Israelites release from Egypt when the Lord spared or passed over the homes of the Hebrews who had the blood of the sacrificed lamb on their doorposts (Ex12:21-27) and now a new meaning, where the blood of Jesus, as our sacrificial lamb, means that our sin is passed over by the wrath of God.
I can’t imagine the thoughts and emotions of Jesus at this time knowing that He was now to be the new Passover lamb with absolutely everything that this signified. My only response is Lord Jesus, thank you for your passion for me, for being my pass over lamb, I truly will never know the price you paid.
Written by Suzie Hodgson