Mark 14:12 Where would you have us go?

Mark 14:12 (ESV)

And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” (Mark 14:12 ESV)

The disciples’ question to Jesus points to an important principle of how we should serve the Lord.  They could have come to Jesus and said, “Lord, we know how important the Passover is to you, and that you would want to eat it, and so we have served you by going and finding a place where we can all gather and eat it.  Everything has been prepared, Lord.  Aren’t you pleased that we did this for you?”

Instead, they say, “Where would you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”  They are ready to serve their Lord.  They are ready to do the hard work of preparation themselves, but rather than doing what seems best to them, they ask their Lord for instruction.

We should serve Christ in the same way.  How easily we jump into all kinds of good activities, without first asking the Lord, “Where will you  have us go…?”  The foundation of all our service should be obedience to the Master who will guide us into his service according to his wisdom and eternal plan.