The Calm Before the Storm

12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

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 14:12-16

The Last Supper in the Upper Room has been featured in many tremendous paintings. It was a significant moment in history. Even how they acquired the venue is intriguing, and must have been a huge leap of faith for His disciples. But Jesus was specific with His directions and what they would see when they went to the house.

This was an important time for the disciples because they wouldn’t be together like this on this side of His death. We know it as the Last Supper but they didn’t know how the next few hours would go down. As we read this, we see the gigantic falls they’re about ready to go over, but to them it’s an annual event, the Passover. Whatever they said to Him at the supper might be their last before He was crucified.

They didn’t know what was about to hit them.

Similarly, since we can’t see into the future, we don’t know if this will be our last moment with the friends and family we see. We have an idea that our lives and their lives will continue on and on without end.

Having said that, do you need to make a phone call or write a letter to someone that you’ve wronged or hurt? Are your relationships peaceful and strife-free?

We’re not guaranteed tomorrow, and neither are they.

Make that phone call. Write that letter or email. Make amends quickly.

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