Daily Prayer Thursday April 1, 2021
13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. – Mark 14:13-16
Dear Lord Jesus,
I’ve always wondered why you created such an austere way for the disciples to find a place for your last supper with your disciples. But recently I read from a few commentators that said you most likely were keeping the place a secret so Judas couldn’t mess things up. In addition, you wanted one last time to call him back to yourself in repentance. So, you kept him off kilter by not allowing him to know the place until you and your disciples walked in the door. That explanation makes sense to me. You were controlling everything for the greatest benefit of everyone involved. How careful you were to make even the destiny of the betrayer your benevolent focus! Your grace and love for each of us is overwhelming. My heart is with you in the upper room that night. I feel privileged to be able to read about what happened there and to connect it to every other time I take your Lord’s Supper. Thank you for this sacred act that promises me time with you and my fellow believers in holy moments celebrating the grace we share that saves us forever. Help me to always give your supper the respect you want it to have.
Pastor Don Patterson
The Lord’s Supper is supper with your Lord who is both the host and the meal.
Additional Reading: 1 Corinthians 11