A Little While

When my youngest child was three to four years old, the family took a road trip of 550+ miles. After being on the road for nearly nine hours, we were about 50 miles from or goal when the youngest said, “I want to go home!” I tried to reason with her that we were nearly to where we were going. “No! I want to to home now! We can come back tomorrow!”

There was no way for her to understand, because she had no concept of time or distance. In her young mind it was perfectly logical to “go home” as start again the following day.

John 16:16-18 16.
A little while, and then you will not see me. And again a little while, and you will see me. For I am going to the Father.” 17. Then some of his disciples said to one another: “What is this, that he is saying to us: ‘A little while, and you will not see me,’ and ‘Again a little while, and you will see me,’ and, ‘For I am going to the Father?’ ” 18. And they said: “What is this, that he is saying, ‘A little while?’ We do not understand what he is saying.”

In our scripture verses Jesus is trying to explain things to his disciples. However, they couldn’t fully understand him because they did not possess the necessary concepts.

When I read the Hebrew prophets, I marvel at some of the images that they employ. How difficult it was for them to translate spiritual images and concepts into something that human minds might understand. Isaiah quoted God as saying, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

It wasn’t until the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples that they began to have an understand of what Jesus was telling them.

Prayer
Lord, as we rely on your wisdom, lead us to an understanding of the purpose you have for us.
Amen.


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  • Tom and Ella’s Daily Journal of Our Lives
  • http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com
  • My NEW sermons blog Armchair Sermons. Sermons posted Sundays 10 AM central time.
  • ©2020 Thomas E Williams
    • Tom and Ella’s Daily Journal of Our Lives
    http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com
    • My NEW sermons blog Armchair Sermons. Sermons posted Sundays 10 AM central time.
    ©2020 Thomas E Williams
    • Tom and Ella’s Daily Journal of Our Lives
    http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com
    • My NEW sermons blog Armchair Sermons. Sermons posted Sundays 10 AM central time.
    ©2020 Thomas E WilliamsAlso visit my other blogs.
    • Tom and Ella’s Daily Journal of Our Lives
    http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com
    • My NEW sermons blog Armchair Sermons. Sermons posted Sundays 10 AM central time.
    ©2020 Thomas E Williams