The disciples have just witnessed Jesus perform another miracle and "they are marveling at everything he is doing" (vs. 43). So it's understandable that what they have in their minds about the future and what Jesus tells them--that he is going to be killed--don't line up.
As I read these verses, I found myself thinking Boy, have I been there. I can definitely think of a number of times when what I thought was going to happen (in life, ministry, serving God) didn't line up with God's plan at all. At the time, I didn't understand it. But looking back now, God's plan made perfect sense.
So how do you respond when you don't understand God's plan? When things happen in your life that don't seem to make sense, do you ask Him about it? Tami
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