“He replied, ‘As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, “The Teacher asks: where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?” He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.’ They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.” – Luke 22:10-13 NIVUK
This is a beautiful example doing ministry Jesus’ way, i.e. the natural and the supernatural completely interwoven.
- Jesus obviously talked to the people who owned the house previously about celebrating the Passover in this location. This shows that there are things we have to do in the natural to prepare for future ministry. However, we need to trust Jesus to help us make the right connections. The disciples meeting the man with the jar is evidence that He is God since only God can orchestrate such “coincidence”.
- Jesus is making preparations for us to serve Him in ministry. We need to listen to Him and act in faith. If we do, we will “things just as Jesus tells us”.