Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 214

  1. “You do not realize now what I am doing” (John 13:7).

This may be the most important statement made in Scripture concerning the life of a disciple. “You do not realize…” Indeed, this is the very nature of a life of following. Often we cannot grasp the “why” or the “how” of where we are headed. We cannot understand the place of His leading or the reason we must walk through particular storms. Since it is Jesus who makes this statement, we can assume a certain normalcy to this reality. He is telling Peter that he doesn’t yet realize the import of this moment or its place in God’s plan. But someday He will. And the fact that such a “someday” exists lets us know that while God walks us through places where faith alone can guide us, a day will come when knowledge and understanding will follow.

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