Because of Love

March 23, 2021

7 Then the Day of Unleavened Bread came when 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 it?” they asked him. 10 “Listen,” he said to them, “when you’ve entered the city, a man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters. 11 Tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks you, “Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?”’ 12 Then he will show you a large, furnished room upstairs. Make the preparations there.” 13 So they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Luke 22:7-13

Written by Janet Waters from the Brentwood Campus

2020 was the year I had my first family Christmas dinner at my house. Up until now, it was always at my mom’s. But with her being 92, it was time for a change. I enjoyed taking care of every detail of the planning and preparing, because I love those who came.

The Passover meal Jesus was to have with His disciples was planned with great care by Jesus. The timing, place and instructions were by God’s design and carried out by Peter and John. Jesus still had much to teach His disciples.

It was not the norm for a man to carry water. Why follow him? Jesus knew better than to give the address to Peter and John. Judas who would betray Jesus could have taken those who wanted to arrest Him to the location. But Jesus is in control. The arrest would be on His timing.

Peter and John found everything needed for the meal just as Jesus said. In the midst of scheming, deception, and betrayal, Jesus is sovereign. He had the disciples set in motion God’s plans.

Jesus is the Passover Lamb. He willingly submitted all things to the Father’s plan. The Death Angel will eternally pass over us because our Passover Lamb is the Son of God.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Are you covered by the blood of God’s Passover Lamb?
  2. Like Peter and John, do you listen to Jesus’ voice and obey?
  3. In obedience your faith grows.

Missions Prayer
Pray for local partner ministry Youth Encouragement Services. This ministry serves two specific neighborhoods in Nashville with after school tutoring, games, a devotional, skills training, a hot meal, and help with navigating life issues. YES is a safe and encouraging place for students over years—often the YES staff helps students apply for college and beyond.