Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross took place over the Jewish religious festival of Passover.

The Day of Unleavened Bread came, the day the Passover lamb was butchered. Jesus sent Peter and John off, saying, “Go prepare the Passover for us so we can eat it together.”  They said, “Where do you want us to do this?” He said, “Keep your eyes open as you enter the city. A man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him home. Then speak with the owner of the house: The Teacher wants to know, ‘Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?’ He will show you a spacious second-story room, swept and ready. Prepare the meal there.” They left, found everything just as he told them, and prepared the Passover meal. Luke 22:7-13 (The Message)

As with the entry into Jerusalem Jesus tells his disciples what to do and, against all reason, it works out just as he says. Donkey’s given without question and a room to celebrate passover, simply because of who Jesus is. Obeying the direction of Jesus in our lives should not mean knowing what the outcome will be but trusting that God is in the business of providing for his will. We live in a world today where trust is in short supply and we find it hard to trust in people in postions of responsibility of public office. Trusting God means putting our belief in the power and purpose of God to hold us up when all reason says we should fall, or letting situations we are tempted to control work out better as we prayerfully commitment them to God.

Today, Lord, I put my trust in you. I say that every situation works out for the good if I let you have your way so today I say, Lord, have your way with me. Amen.

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