(8) And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. (9) And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? (10) And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. (11) And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? (12) And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. (13) And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.Luke 22:8-13
Jesus Christ’s Sovereignty is in view here. We see it in the very specific circumstances of finding the right venue for this family meal called the Passover. He sends Peter and John to do it. He tells them exactly what it will be like when they are to ask the person who gets them the room. He tells them what to say, and what to do.
I love what verse 13 says. “And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.”
Jesus was entirely in control of this whole situation and exhibited His knowledge and control in this miraculous event. But this sovereignty in this moment is but a small glimpse into His movement in all of History. Think about it. The Passover meal itself, every element of it, points to the person of Jesus Christ. We will see that in tomorrow’s post. God had ordained the events of the Exodus, and the celebration of the passover meal every year, to point to the coming redemption of the Messiah. And if he can do that, then demonstrating that sovereignty in their securing of a room and preparing it for this familial meal together was no big deal.
If there is anything I want you to take away from this week’s message it is this.
God is in control. He has been active in the events of History. Redemptive History is History. God has a plan. And God’s will for you and for me is to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
- Do you know Jesus Christ today?