Mark 10:32-34 On Your Darkest Days

dark days

Mark 10:32-34

32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him,33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”

This was the beginning of what would be a gruesome week for Jesus. He was going now to Jerusalem. His disciples and followers knew what was going to happen – if it did happen as Jesus predicted it would. This was his death march.

Jesus was walking ahead of the disciples. They had two reactions. The disciples were amazed – in Greek (passive, dumbfounded) to the point of becoming emotionally “stalled” ), and the followers were afraid.

Jesus had to go back and huddle with the disciples to remind them of what has to happen to see the plan of God come to completion. He talked about his death and His resurrection.

This picture reminds me of how we need to live our lives no matter how afraid, dumbfounded and emotionally stalled we are. If there is something we can get here is that we let Jesus lead us. Reminds me of the verse in

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Let Jesus walk ahead in our most fearful days. Let Jesus lead us. Let my fear be overcome by the presence of the Son of God.

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