Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Afraid to ask

For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him. – Mark 9.31-32

What a shock it must have been when Jesus first told His disciples that they were following a leader who would be delivered up to the authorities, be executed, and then rise from the dead.

They certainly couldn’t take it in. How could this be true? What is he talking about? Maybe it is one of those parable things He is always talking about.

He is going to be arrested, executed, and raised from the dead? What?

‘Somebody ask Him what He’s talking about.’

But they were all afraid to ask Jesus what He meant. It was too scary a thought I guess to want to know more.

It is nice for us to know now though that there is no need to fear talking to Jesus. We now know what Jesus was talking about and what His plan was. We know that came to live and die. He came to mankind so that we could know that He understands what it is like and we can come boldly now to talk to Him. We need never be afraid to talk to Him today. He will listen. Even when we are full of doubts and fears and confusion we can come to Him because He wants to hear from us.

We never need to be afraid to ask Him anything.

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