John 16:4b-5

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’”-John 16:4b-5

 I am surprised that Peter didn’t ask where Jesus was going; it seems like something he would do, but Jesus said none of them asked the question. Perhaps they were still trying to process their altered expectations for the Passover meal. Jesus washed their feet, which was followed by the Judas debacle, and after that, Jesus telling them he would send a Helper. That was a lot of information to process.

Maybe they were afraid; no one wanted to ask Jesus where he was going because they were afraid of the answer. To be honest, sometimes, I won’t ask a question even if I am fairly certain of the answer because I don’t want to deal with the bad news, but avoidance leads to anxiety. It is far better for us to ask, “Where are you going?” and hear him say, “Come and see.”

Jesus, sometimes your way of life seems so confusing to me. You call me to greater things, but I am often afraid to ask. I prefer the comfortably unknown to the uncomfortable known. Help me to know that risking with you Jesus is always worthwhile. Amen.

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