Ordinary Details


They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?”  He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters.   Luke 22:9-10 ESV

In our extended family which includes two grown sons, two daughters in law and seven grandchildren – the location of our family Thanksgiving dinner is a big event. In some ways the Passover meal was the Jewish Thanksgiving of the first century. Lots of preparation went into planning where to hold it, who to invite and even how the table was to be set up. I confess that instead of just a season of Thankfulness and contentment I sometimes struggle to just get along with people. Many of my frustrations come from struggling with mundane details that I feel God could not possibly care about. So what did these disciples do?

After three and a half years of seeing bread multiplied, water changed to wine and storms calmed by a word they decided to just ask Jesus how to prepare for the feast. No matter what you and I face today, we should take a tip from these disciples and ask Jesus to become our event planner. The same God who formed the universe also counts every hair on our heads. It is not a problem to ask Him to take control of even the mundane details we struggle with. When we do we might be amazed at how delighted He will be to show you exactly what He has prepared for you!

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