Our weather warmed up into the forties. The snow has receded, and now the fields are flooded since the ground underneath is still frozen and can’t absorb the excess water.
Sometimes we hear new information, and we just can’t take it in. Our thoughts are frozen by what we’ve always done, and we can’t absorb what’s being presented to us.
Our children can pick up this attitude very early as well. After the first day of homeschool, my husband asked our kindergarten-aged daughter how school went. She told him we didn’t have school. I asked her about this, and she told me that at school I would sit in the front, and she would sit at a desk. The fact that we did lessons with her sitting on my lap in the rocking chair didn’t count.
The disciples were discussing their lack of physical bread, and Jesus reminded them about the miracle of feeding 5,000 people. The discussion concludes in Mark 8:21, “And He was saying to them, ‘Do you not yet understand?’” Even being right there with Jesus, it was more than the disciples could take in.
Who has challenged you to grow in your understanding?
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