DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW?
32 They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were confused, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was about to happen to him, 33 saying, “Watch, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; 34 they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will be raised again.”
the other future
I read a lot of books and watch a lot of videos about time travel. I am fascinated with the past and the future, and curious. But my curiosity only goes so far. I like to imagine something great in the future. But I also know the pendulum could swing the other way, and I don’t really want to know about that ahead of time. The apostles were the same way. They were OK with dreaming about the coming kingdom, but they could not get their head around the cross.
Jesus told them anyway – many times. He knew how important it was for them to have a clear concept of what it means to follow him. It was not going to be all roses. There would be thorns.
LORD, ready us for our future – both the good things and the bad.