And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. – Luke 10.23-24
Jesus turned to speak privately with His disciples. He told them that they were especially blessed that they were going to see the fulfilment of the plan of salvation. All of the prophets and kings looked forward to the day, and did not get to see them, but the disciples saw them and still did not believe.
All through the Old Testament the people looked forward to the coming Messiah. They longed to see the day, but up to this point no one had actually seen it come to fruition.
But here they were in the midst of the fulfilment of prophecy. They were seeing the miracles and the healing and hearing the teaching of the Messiah.
Now, if they were blessed by what they had seen, what about us? Not only can we see what they saw, but we have the full record of the death and burial and resurrection of Jesus. We have the record of the spread of the gospel and we have the 2,000 years of testimony as to the wonderful power of the gospel of Christ. Those of us who are saved for a while have seen God work in our lives over and over again. It is amazing that I can ever doubt His promises today?
Sure they were more blessed than the prophets, but how much more blessed are we?