On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”
What an honor for the man carrying the jar of water to be the one to lead the disciples to the house where they would celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Jesus. Sometimes we are asked to do simple tasks not knowing what greater events they might lead to. This man was behind the scenes of one of the greatest events recorded in the Bible. He is a man with no name but he waited for the disciples and then he took them where they needed to go. He didn’t ask any questions. He simply did what he was supposed to do.
The owner of the house was also blessed. It is in his guestroom where the Lord’s Supper took place. Of all the houses in the area, Jesus chose his to celebrate the Passover. He had the honor of showing the disciples the large upper room that was furnished and ready. It’s like the owner of a restaurant who has prepared a special room or section for someone very special—famous. Jesus was a celebrity in His time. He was famous for His teachings and miracles. Crowds flocked to see and hear Him. The owner of the house must have felt really thrilled to receive Jesus and His disciples. He knew who Jesus was.
Jesus told the disciples to tell the man, “The Teacher asks: Where is My guest room, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” The man was expecting the disciples just as the man with the pitcher. They both acted in faith. The man with the pitcher waited where he was told to believing that the disciples would show up. The owner of the house prepared the room as he was asked to believing that the Supper would take place there.
When God asks us to do things that seem ordinary or extraordinary but we do them in faith. A woman who was traveling abroad on missionary work was impressed to carry an extra pair of socks. It turned out that one of the native women needed socks.