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Luke 22:1-13, Making Preparations

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Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare the Passover meal for us that we may eat it.’ So they went and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.
— Luke 22:7-8, 13

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, April 13, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

Every time I pack to go somewhere, I am reminded of just how long it takes to prepare.

I keep thinking this time it won’t take me as long. But it always takes as long as it takes. Frustrating!

But also humbling. Jesus sent his disciples to prepare the Passover meal, the annual remembrance of God’s delivery of God’s people, while Jesus himself prepared to stand in for the Passover lamb and deliver God’s people once and for all. Such preparations took as long as they took. There was no rushing to fulfillment. All was fulfilled in Jesus when the time was right.

I have to prepare my heart each day to accept God’s love in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit. There are times I’m just not having it; rebellion seeps in and I take back my will to control life on my own terms. I need to intentionally call myself back to the preparing, accepting that the work will take as long as it takes.

Gracious God, grant me patience to accept myself on this journey of preparation.

 

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