“Something Strange is Going On”
Early in Jesus’ ministry, the disciples wanted Jesus to go to Jerusalem. Jesus said no, the time is not right. When it became apparent that Jesus might find trouble in Jerusalem, the disciples tried to stop Him. Jesus said the time was right, and they went.
Jesus was doing things differently. Please read the following verses. Luke 22:7-20
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 upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there.” 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” 17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, after the supper, he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
The disciples had prepared for the Passover Meal. What Jesus did at the last supper was quite different than the Passover.
I often feel as if sometimes I go ahead of Jesus, and other times I lag behind. Let us make sure we are available when He is ready for us. Don’t sit around and wait. Don’t try to figure everything out.
Simply be about your life, doing what it is you do. But be prepared to have your whole life changed when He comes to use you.
You all have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;