HOPEFUL CURIOSITY

“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’” (John 16:5).

In fairness, Peter did ask where Jesus was going (13:36), and Thomas inquired as to the way he was going (14:5), but their questions emerged from a place of selfish concern, not for Jesus and the unfolding intentions of God. While they mourn the passing of what has been, their preferences and expectations regarding the Messiah, and the seeming bleakness of an uncertain future, Jesus desires for them a more curious faith for the present tense. Curiosity keeps one grounded in the moment, regardless of circumstances, with an anticipation of what’s next in the providential purposes of God.

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