I was surprised she hadn’t come up with any other option.
Reference: “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. (Luke 22:9 NIV)
Explore: I recently asked a friend to buy something for me. With working full time and coordinating the family I hadn’t had the chance to get to the shops.
So I shot a close friend a quick email asking for help. I was taken aback by her reply.
“No, sorry. I can’t.”
I was not upset she was not able to help – we’re all busy people. But I was surprised she hadn’t come up with any other option.
If someone asked me for help and I couldn’t do it, I would always try to find another option for them. While it may be a Plan B, it’s better than no plan at all.
Application: I guess some people are not solution focused. Even the disciples displayed this when Jesus asked them to prepare for Passover.
“Where?” the disciples asked. Jesus had already had to organise his own donkey into Jerusalem and now He had to set up the whole Passover for the group as well.
Jesus was solution oriented when He needed to be. He was someone who was willing to get His hands dirty and get the job done.
Sure, there are times when we just need to be, but we can be rest assured Jesus never leaves anyone without a solution.
Prayer: Lord, may we take the initiative to reach out and help those in need. Amen.
What solution are you requiring from Jesus?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.