devotional post # 2029
Luk 18:28 And Peter said, “Notice, we have left everything we own to follow you!”
Luk 18:29 Then Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of God’s kingdom
Luk 18:30 who will not receive many times more in this age — and in the age to come, eternal life.”
Jesus taught his disciples faithfully about his coming rejection and suffering and death, but none of them got it. It was hidden from them. It would not have taken a great burst of creative energy to hide those things from the disciples. It was a message they did not want to hear — a truth they were not prepared for.
During our lives we may face many such times — times when our expectations are proven to be unfounded. Life will continue all around us, but we will be in shock, not knowing what to know. I am comforted that when the disciples were in such a time, the Lord did not abandon them to their ignorance, but brought them through it.
LORD, thank you for being with us when we are so confused we don’t know what to know.