As Jesus was heading toward Jerusalem, knowing the suffering and death that was waiting for Him, the full impact of His mission was heavy on His heart, and He tried to share that with His disciples, but they weren’t hearing it. It was go-time for Jesus and the disciples, and now again in our time, I’d say it is again go-time for the disciples of Jesus. Are we ready? Will we answer the call?
I’ve found that there are times in my life when I know God is trying to teach me something, but at the time nothing makes sense to me. What I thought I knew about God does not fit within the framework of what is happening to me, in me, or around me. I examine myself, I question my motives, my thoughts, my actions, and still can’t comprehend why I’m going through a situation, or why circumstances are unfolding as they are. The truth is that sometimes our preconceived paradigms have to be shattered, or at the very least radically shifted before we are ready to hear God or to learn the lessons God is trying to teach us.