Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Message from Jan Wolfe, Jr/Sr High Art Teacher

Mark 14:12-16

And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, "Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?" And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, Where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us." And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

As I read through scripture I often find myself asking why. Why would a room just happen to be available during one of the busiest Holy days on the Jewish calendar? Did the owner have a last minute cancellation? Did he just not bother to rent the room out that year? It was furnished and ready to go, surely someone had dropped the ball letting this fine room go unclaimed. Of course, this why leads me to others and the whys go on and on! It makes me realize that with Jesus, many of the small miracles we experience are whys with no real answer. The room was available because Jesus had a need. When we have needs, Jesus makes things available for us to meet our needs. We need to remember to thank Jesus for meeting our needs, no matter how small or how large the need was. As we enter this Easter season, look around you and see the many ways Jesus has taken care of our families, our school and our hearts. Remember to praise and thank him, no matter how small the need.

1 comment:

  1. Jan,
    Thank you for sharing some interesting insight! Jesus does meet our needs--daily--and we often forget to stop and give thanks.


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