Luke 22:8-12, When we read these verses we need to understand something
Jesus says to Peter and John, “Go and prepare for us the Passover meal, that we may eat it. They said to Him, where do You want us to prepare it ? He said to them, behold, when you have gone into the city, a man carrying an earthen jug or pitcher of water will meet you, follow him into the house he enters.
And say to the master of the house, the Teacher asks you where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover meal with my disciples?
And he will show you……
Reading this passage makes it very clear that Jesus had already done the ground work for the Passover meal. He definitely wouldn’t be speaking these words because of his foreknowledge about the future. Jesus never used His divine power for Himself. I believe Jesus had already visited the place and had made all the required arrangements beforehand. The only remaining task – “a touch-up” work was pending for the disciples.
So also in our lives, God Himself finishes all the major tasks . He sets the room, chooses the furniture, He has already made all things perfect…Everything is already ‘DONE’ !! The final task ‘the touch up ‘ work is left for us to do. In other words, it’s our faith in Him is what is left with us.
This could be compared to the example of a Father who takes the help of his 5 year old son to lift a heavy furniture from one room to another. It is the father who bears the entire weight of the heavy furniture yet he gladly lets his son hold on to the edge of the furniture just to make his son delighted to have helped daddy.
When the 5 year old sees the furniture in the air, being lifted by him, he is extremely excited. While the truth is – it is the father who has lifted up the entire furniture on his own. The best part is that the father himself is greatly delighted to see the son being excited about the heavy task.
That’s how our Heavenly Father operates in our lives. He is the One who does everything for us – yes, 100% and then, He just allows us to grab on to the edge of the furniture. Wouldn’t it be utter foolishness to assume that we are responsible for every good thing that happens in our lives? It was and is GOD our Heavenly Father who has done ‘THAT’ specific thing for you and me..!!