They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know this, because he was teaching his disciples. He told them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill him. But three days after he is killed, he will rise.” But they did not understand the statement and were afraid to ask him about it.
Dear Lord Jesus,
There were times when the disciples needed some one-on-one with you so that you could teach them what they needed to know. We also need this one-on-one time, and we get that in your word. We hear of your love for us; we see the fulfillment of what you were telling the disciples. We hear how you took on all our sin’s punishment, suffered at the hands of men, and were killed; your rising from the dead was our proof the Father accepted your suffering and death in our place. It is not surprising that the disciples did not understand; they thought about you being an earthly ruler and not our heavenly King. There are times when we put blinders on and become confused about what is happening around us. Lord, we pray that you forgive us when we are afraid to ask you what we don’t understand. Especially at times like these when there seems to be a lot of turmoil around us and things we don’t understand. Like the disciples, demonstrate your love by teaching us to believe in you entirely even though things seem out of control. Let us trust you completely! Then let us guide others concerned about the goings-on around the world, and our country, to you. Give us opportunities to plant seeds in others that they would see this world is all in your control. So they can be confident that you have taken on a more significant concern than the world’s chaos—the chaos of their sin. You died for them, and through faith, you deliver salvation and the promise of eternal life. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
The most important question for someone to ask is, “How do I overcome what I have done wrong?” The answer is Jesus has forgiven all your sin; through faith in him, he brings eternal life.