Day Three- Holy Tuesday
or the Day of Authority
Growing up in our house (the Espinoza's) when some started a sentence with, "Mom said..." or "Dad wants you to...” Honey, those words got the attention of the listener because there was a lot of weight in those words. Things were done and accomplished even though the message came from a third party, we knew we would be addressed if we did otherwise. Authority is something I am so glad my parents taught me to respect. It kept me from straying during my childhood, my school years and in my adult life as well. It is a wonderful thing, "Authority"; it is truly a wonderful thing. I love submission and the person to whom I am submitted too provides me the opportunity to give respect and to be given respect in return.
Now, as the parent of three wonderful children, I tried to instill in them a love for authority. Not demanding but honoring. Honor the person who has authority over you, for you will come to love and appreciate that person. And with that comes a trust to both you and your children. Hopefully, I was successful in that endeavor.
…His disciples said unto Him, Where wilt Thou that we go and prepare that Thou mayest eat the Passover?
…and He saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
…say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the Passover with My disciples?
...And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
…And His disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as He had said unto them: and they made ready the Passover.
The man of the upper chamber was there just as Jesus had said, they followed him to a room already furnished and prepared, and they made ready for the Passover. Authority spoke and the third party delivered the message and it was just as the Master said it would be, because "Authority" spoke and it was so.
Just a quick note: Notice how the Lord said, "There shall meet you a man...", in this case the word "Meet" means "a meeting" or an "appointment". A man will be there to meet with you. He is already in place and is waiting for your arrival. God has a plan for everything. The man did not just happen to be there, God sets everything in motion. The voice of authority commands, "Let there be light and there was light. And God saw that it was good" Genesis 1:3.
The Master saith, "There shall meet you a man...", and there was.
God bless you as we continue on our journey toward Resurrection Sunday.