A Time of Preparation
Yeshua’s final 24 hours begin in Bethany, just outside of Jerusalem on the slope of the Mount of Olives. It was here that the weary Messiah periodically found refuge and comfort in the home of His friends, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Here He’d raised Lazarus from the dead before the grieving eyes of the two sisters.
It is also here, just a short time prior to the events described in the Scripture passage above, that a woman with an alabaster jar had poured expensive oil over His head. You’ll recall that when she did so, some had complained about the waste of money. But Yeshua said, “she came beforehand to anoint My body for burial” (Mark 14:8 TLV).
In this passage, Yeshua sends two of His disciples into Jerusalem with very detailed instructions for identifying an “upper room” in which they can prepare and partake of the Passover meal. Of course, the two disciples “found just what Yeshua had told them” (TLV).
Food For Thought and Prayer
When the voice of the Lord gives me clear instructions, do I respond quickly and fully—with a heart filled with trust and confidence that everything will work out as He has planned?