Jesus and his disciples were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, with Jesus in the lead. The disciples were amazed while the others following behind were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he told them what was about to happen to him. “Look!” he said. “We’re going up to Jerusalem. The Human One will be handed over to the chief priests and the legal experts. They will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles. They will ridicule him, spit on him, torture him, and kill him. After three days, he will rise up.” (Mark 10:32-34, CEB)
If a friend were to say this to me on this day, I would be like, yeah right, April Fools!
But it wasn’t an April Fools. Jesus was telling the disciples that they were going to a place where they would all come back from different. That Jesus was going to be condemned, tortured, and killed. But that wasn’t the end, He would rise again.
They didn’t get it, and honestly how could they? Imagine you were one of them, you had just walked around with Jesus for 3 years and seen all kinds of miracles and wonders and now he tells us he is going to die and in three days he will be alive again. Seems a little far-fetched to me. But here it is plainly.
We still don’t get it.
But we see the love given. And hopefully see the love of God for each of us.
God loves you!
Loving People. Loving God.