St. Luke 22: 1 – 13

August 30, 2022

Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.

2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.

5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

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.

If you don’t think Jesus was both fully human and fully divine, you haven’t been paying attention. I love this group of verses – and others like them. Let’s look at this closely, shall we?

There were no cell phones when Jesus walked with us so He couldn’t call ahead for booking information. The place where they will share the Passover is in a city that may – or not – be close by but it isn’t where they are when Jesus gives them the instructions – they must travel to get there. Jesus knows – He knows – that when the disciples get there, however long it may take them to travel, when they get there, they will see a man bearing a pitcher of water. What are the chances that this event will happen ‘just because’? But it gets better – Jesus also knows that the man with the water has a room to rent for the high holy day. He knows this. How could He possibly know this? Because He is fully divine! To God – and to Jesus! – all time is one instant.

I get the same kind of thrill when I read about Jesus being in a crush of people who want to hurt Him and in the very next verse, we read He is walking safely in some other place! As awed and humbled as I am – I can’t help but giggle! Those folks had no idea Who they were dealing with.


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