Scripture: Mark 10-12
Observation: Wow, Mark went by fast! The thing that stuck out to me most, honestly was that in Mark's version, Jesus doesn't seem to stay in Jerusalem. Did you catch that in 11:11 and 11:19? That after the processional, that they went back to Bethany? And after he chased people out, he went back out of town. I wonder if he was more comfortable in Bethany? Or if he was hiding? Or if that's how it needed to be to make everything go as planned? Or if he just didn't want to be in such a place.
Application: What questions do you wish Jesus would answer. Sometimes when we study scripture, we are left with more questions than answers. Other times we think we have it all down, just to reread something and have something new pop out! I feel like the disciples were in that boat! They thought they had it all figured out! They were arguing over who was best. They thought they were listening. They were watching Jesus ask questions about figs and taxes. They didn't always get answers either--did they (10:33)? But they didn't get it. They were blind. But, Jesus, today, I have questions. I believe you can help me to see. Give me the faith to move the mountains!
Prayer: Lord, you are amazing. But I have so many questions. Thank you for letting me bring my questions to you. Thank you for your answers and for your silence. Let me never forget that my sight is in you. Let me see you and those you love better. Open my eyes!