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.

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