THE STORY OF JESUS: John 20:1-9
“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!