(Inspired by Chapter IX-  The Face of Jesus Christ/Archibald G. Browm)

Getting ready for Passover

You sendeth forth two disciples

when Jerusalem was full

It was like a game of marbles

 

Festival of seven days

Innocent lamb would be slain

General clear out and clean up

You were treated with disdain

 

Noone invited You over

Noone of those healed or blessed

You who came unto Your own

were not welcome or addressed

 

You, who received all the sinners,

of sinners were not received,

and in the village of Bethany

no plans seemed to be conceived

 

The disciples wondered where

to prepare the Feast for Thee

All through Your course You had taught them

to have faith and just to be

 

Drawing to the final days…

One more lesson to be learned

Perfect foreknowledge You showed

and all the wheels You could turn

 

You controlled all circumstances

and You knew what would come next

Communion…Gethsemane…

You knew perfectly the text

 

Golgotha, the cross, the tomb,

and then magnificent glory

You wanted to let them know

that You had foretold the story

 

A great trial of their faith…

Ordinary circumstances…

May we do our Master´s word

in each and all daily stances

 

You sent them to find the place

with twelve weak points in the chain

and they went, following instructions,

under the sun or the rain

 

You had told them they would meet

a man entering the city

bearing a pitcher of water…

Would we doubt? Oh, what a pity!

 

They would just follow this man

walking quietly after him

He would guide them to the goodman

Would we doubt? Would we be grim?

 

You told them to ask the owner

where Your guestchamber was set

The owner would lead the way

Would we doubt?…don´t be upset…

 

Why is our faith just so weak?

Why is there such unbelief?

Why are we always supposing?

Why do we cause so much grief?

 

Large upper and furnished room

that would be ready and prepared

Your prediction was exact

It was clear that the owner cared

 

No announcement was required

The heart was ready to welcome

An elect soul in the city

waiting for You when You´d come

 

Strange method to locate

Your guestchamber for Passover

Rare method to find a place

in March, July or  October

 

What a wondrous test of faith

What marvelous exhibition

of Your foreknowledge and power

of Your glory and of Your vision

 

May I learn to see Your hand

in casual events of life

May I trust and follow You

May my spirit always strive

 

You foresaw and You foretold

May I always follow Thee

No coincidences…just You…

teaching us so we may see…

 

May we serve You and be Your instruments

while we use our common sense

May we be ready for You

even when the rope is tense

 

May the doors of our hearts be

ready to receive Your knock

We will lead You to Your chamber

as we gather with Your flock

 

May we never doubt again

May our faith grow and be strong

May our love for Thee remain

wide and deep and high and long