There are so many ways that God strengths our faith through reading His Word. One of the ways is to show us how glorious our Savior is so that we might be invigorated to trust Him more and more in every detail of our lives. Mark 14 does this by showing how our Savior who is our Shepherd perfectly knows the future. As we gaze upon His perfect knowledge of the future we are invited to trust Him in every detail in the present. Mark 14:12-16 says this:

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”  13 And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him;  14 and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”‘  15 “And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”  16 The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.

The disciples had a question: “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” Jesus responded displaying that He knows all about the future. He knew that a man would meet them carrying a pitcher of water. He knew that where that man entered if they said “The Teacher says…” to the owner of the house that he would show them the already furnished and ready room. No matter how you reconstruct this event it inevitably causes you to marvel at the knowledge that Jesus had of the future. We are then told in verse 16 that when the disciples did as Jesus said and they “found it just as He had told them.” That phrase isn’t merely a historical statement about what happened; it is a window into the unchanging character and glory of our Shepherd. We are supposed to read that and say in our souls: “I can trust Jesus in every detail of my life because as I do I will find everything to be just as He has told me in His Word.”

Maybe you have an objection in your heart right now that goes something like this: “Yes, but Jesus told them about something specific in their lives that would happen and then they saw it happen.” That is correct and we are also correct to realize that Jesus doesn’t tell us specifically what is going to happen in our lives tomorrow to the same detail. However, we have bigger and more important statements about our present and our future. We have promises about what Jesus is doing in our lives and what we can expect about our futures. And we are to go throughout our lives as it were walking toward Jerusalem with those promises in our minds with the full confidence that everything Jesus said will happen just as He said.