A few weeks ago I shared some thoughts about the donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem. Or I should say: some thoughts about the donkey’s owners. I was struck by the ease with which those owners gave up their donkey when they heard the simple phrase, “The Lord needs it.”
There’s another small story in the midst of the activity just prior to Christ’s crucifixion, when He shared the Last Supper with His disciples. The disciples ask Jesus where He would like to have this meal, and He gives them unusual instructions: When you go into town, you’ll see a man carrying a jar of water; follow him. Go to the owner of the house this man enters and say, “Where is My guest room?” (Mark 14:14)
Just like the owners of the donkey, this homeowner was waiting for Jesus to call on him. The room was ready and waiting.
So I’m asking myself:
- Is my life reserved for my Master’s use?
- Am I saying “Yes” to other offers that would keep me from saying “Yes” when Jesus calls on me?
- Is my life kept in readiness for my Master?
- Or do I have to ask Him to wait while I prepare myself?
My heart is His. My mind is His. My talent is His.
I must keep all of these available only for His use. So when the call comes, “Where is My guest room” I can quickly answer, “Everything is furnished and ready for Your use.”
Are you ready? Or not?