Monday, December 22, 2008

A part of THE plan...

Matthew 26:17-19
“17Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?"
18And He said, "Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples."'
19The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.”


These few verses may not say a lot to you but they spoke volumes to my heart recently. In verse 18 when Jesus tells his disciples to:
“Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teachers says My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples’”.
I began to think about the “certain man”. We know nothing about him.
Who was he?
What was his name?
Where exactly did he live?
Why his house?
The questions kept coming and coming to me....
I wondered why he was even mentioned at all. I then began to realize if he, "the certain man", even knew what he was doing? Did he realize that the Passover he was allowing them to take at his house would be the first of what we call more than two thousand years later the “Lords Supper”? I am not convinced that he knew this. I am not convinced that he knew this Passover held any special significance at all, in fact it could have even seemed insignificant to him at the time. Yet, because of his willingness to serve he was apart of something great! Yes…if the Lord did not take supper there then He could have gone somewhere else; but the fact is that man allowed this to take place at HIS home.
What an honor.

I started thinking about how at times God asks me to do things I at the time I do not come close to understanding why, of the significance to it. But…HE HAS A PLAN! And I am learning more and more that however small my part may “seem”
I want to be a part of that plan!

3 comments:

John and Becky Henderson said...

Amen! Great example of how we need to willing to serve and be obedient to His calling!

HR said...

Excellent, Lauren! You are!!!

DOT (Maria) said...

Wow! Thanks! Thats all I can say.