Just when we think we have Jesus figured out, we find we are wrong and misunderstood just how kind and loving he is. This happens to me a lot. I think I have something figured out and then I see another perspective (or usually someone shares their thought and I go.."Oh yeah")
That's what happened to the disciples when excited children tried to visit with Jesus. They thought the children were too little, too young, too rambunctious, to matter to Jesus. Boy were they wrong. Jesus told them to let the children through. He wanted to spend time with them too!
There are other examples of misunderstanding in this week's lesson. Plainly Jesus tells the disciples he will die and rise again on the third day. But it didn't make sense to the disciples and they didn't ask questions. They knew the Messiah was going to conquer the Roman government and make their life better. But the Messiah was here to save them from a must bigger, more destructive enemy...sin.
I pray you enjoy reading and sharing with your special ones this week.