They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
I wonder if Judas was in the group of disciples that Jesus was speaking to? I imagine that he was there when the Lord spoke of being delivered into the hands of men. It is a sobering reminder to us that not everyone that hears with their ears understands with their heart. For if Judas had really heard what the Lord was saying he might not have betrayed him.
But it says that none of them understood the prophetic words of Christ concerning his death and resurrection. And for some reason they did not have the courage to ask him about it. Reminds me that life is often about the questions that we are afraid to ask and encourages me to ask them even if I do not get the answer that I am looking for.
Help me Lord to press in and seek you for answers to the questions that puzzle me.