Luke 22:7-13 English Standard Version

The Passover with the Disciples

7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9 They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 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?’ 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Passover is loosely connected to Easter but they are not the same. Jesus participated in the Passover tradition. Christians look at the week from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday as a remembrance of what He accomplished in order that we can have communion with Him.

The naming of days and ceremonies have special meaning for people of faith. Each of us observes according to our personal traditions. I will not get into the naming of days or why some observe differently their sacrifice of worship.

Does this holiday season hold special significance to you? What that looks like doesn’t matter nearly as much as what is in our heart. Observations are exactly that, a show.

A show of faith in the truest sense is the outpouring of love that is in us. It is meant to be seen by everyone not just on this day but every day. During this season in remembering these things we may encounter intense conversations, emotions run strong. It is easy to feel overwhelmed.

It is what is in our hearts that honors God and this season of remembrance should be all about honoring God. How we accomplish that is a personal matter.

May the Lord bless you as you show your faith.


2 Bible results for “without form and void” from 

English Standard Version.

 Results 1-2. 

  • Genesis 1:2
    The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
  • Jeremiah 4:23
    I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light.

From one perspective, nothing has changed. These two passages written about heaven and earth are about a beginning and an end and nothing in between has changed.

Time passed, millions of years as we understand it have shaped the earth and all that is in it and yet I declare nothing has changed. How can I say that? Because I can see it from God’s eternal view.

What is done is done and nothing can be undone. 

What did Shakespeare say about fate?

Our wills and fates do so contrary run, that our devices still are overthrown; our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.

Great thinkers have said a variety of things about fate and they are all right from their own perspective but almost none of them consulted God on His view of fate.

The mystery of our misery lies in wondering why God would set this all in motion considering all the pain and suffering mankind inflicted upon itself.

Well from my understanding of this God I know, my answer lies in the bible and one particular question that went unanswered like a dangling participle. “Is there any other way?”

Don’t bother doing a bible search, that is what God put in my heart. There is no other way for God to gain a bride for His Son. The measure of just how much any of us love our children is found in the expanse of those things we do for our children. God’s great love for His Son is shown from one end of creation to the other.

Call fate whatever you want, see it any way you can accept it, but God’s perspective is this; we were chosen from the foundations to be His Son’s bride. Done with no possibility to undo that choice. There is no need to feel insecure.