devotional post # 2061
Luk 22:7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Luk 22:8 So Jesus dispatched Peter and John, saying, “Go and set up the Passover for us, that we may eat it.”
Luk 22:9 They said to him, “Where do you want us to set it up?”
Luk 22:10 He said to them, “Notice, after you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters
Luk 22:11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’
Luk 22:12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; set it up there.”
Luk 22:13 And they went away and found it just as he had told them, and they set up the Passover.
Some say that the man carrying a water jar had to be a prearranged signal because it was the women who carried water jars. I’m not sure, because the man with the water jar was not the master of the house; he was a servant. At any rate, Jesus knew about this man and his jar, and the house and the room. It was prearranged in some way, and Jesus wanted his disciples to set it up.
When you serve our king, he is likely to put you in a number of situations where such co-incidents happen, and you are likely to realize many of those situations as being prearranged. Those little hints of his omniscience can be great encouragements, and can get you through the times when you wander if it is all worth it.
LORD, thank you for those times when we recognize how aware you are of what is happening in our lives.