While everyone was amazed at all the things He was doing, He told His disciples, “Let these words sink in: The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.”  But they did not understand this statement; it was concealed from them so that they could not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.  (Luke 9:43b-45)

Jesus makes it clear that He wants the disciples to understand what He is saying, but the plain truth is too far outside their expectations to sink in.

Sometimes God may have something to say, but we are too focused on our own ideas to see and hear it.

All too often, only by removing our preconception can we receive God’s revelation.

–Pastor Phillip