Still a lot to learn!

“They still did not understand…” (John 20:9)
There are still many things that I do not understand.
I do not understand how Jesus’ death covers my sins.
I do not understand how Jesus could be fully divine, yet fully human.
I do not understand how the Father, Word and Spirit are three yet one.
There are many things in scripture that are difficult to explain.
This is OK, and so is the fact that we do not understand them.
The disciples had spent 3 years with Jesus, and still did not understand.
Here we see Peter and John, two big names in the early years of the church.
And yet they are still treated as disciples, and used by Jesus.
A disciple is a student, and a student is someone that still needs to learn.
Can someone be a disciple today and not believe in the resurrection, or the cross?
I say YES, as did Jesus, Who gathered many disciples who did not understand.
Let any and all who want to become students be welcomed and graced.
Let them begin the learning journey, and let Jesus use them to change the world!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I still have a lot to learn. Thank You for accepting me despite what I don’t yet know or understand or believe. I want to keep learning with You!

One Comment

  1. Although they had heard the words of Christ they did not understand the reality. He arose! It is in that resurrection I have life and life eternal. i may not understand all, but like the disciples, I too am growing in the faith. If he had not risen we would never have heard of Jesus. Yet through His gift of the Spirit I am able to know Him and grow in Him, my Lord and Saviour. And I continue to learn more and more of His power and love.

    I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice,
    and it told thy love to me;
    but I long to rise in the arms of faith
    and be closer drawn to thee.
    Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
    to the cross where thou hast died.
    Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
    to thy precious, bleeding side.

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