“Where do you want us to prepare?”– Luke 22:9
The disciples’ question to Jesus about where to prepare the Passover was not from lack of faith. It was not because they did not trust Him. It is only because they did not know which direction to go. They knew what Christ wanted them to do. They did not know where He wanted it done. Maturity prompted them to stop, ask, and wait for further clarity. It is something they were learning while walking these years with Christ.
When the disciples were sent to loosen the colt days prior, there was no question how it was to be performed. The Savior did not wait for them to ask questions. He gave them a clear direction for each step. Like footsteps in the sand, Jesus gave them verbal imprints to follow. It was not the case in this scenario. Our Lord simply stated what He needed them to do, not how to accomplish the task. Their next move would expose their trust. Vance Havner wrote, “We are not taking any risks when we step out on the Word of God.” How true this is! And the disciples knew they needed to hear the Lord’s Words. They questioned Him for further instruction. Once they listened to the Word of the Lord, it was not a risky venture.
The Bible says, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10). It may be that you have heard the call and command of the Savior. But have you asked Him where He wants you to prepare? Where does He want you to serve Him that will glorify His name the most? Remember to stop, petition, and wait for direction. The Lord will be faithful to answer!
“But you shall seek the place where the Lord your God chooses out of all of your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go.”– Deuteronomy 12:5