How often have you heard the expression: "HIndsight is 20/20". If we'd only known what was going to happen before it happened we'd have been able to avoid a lot of problems and heartache, and made the most of our opportunities. Looking back we can see where we went wrong, or what we could have done to capitalize on circumstances. This morning it occurred to me that this is where we have "one up" on the disciples. As they walked with Jesus, they really didn't fully grasp who He was or what it meant to fully trust Him. They were certainly amazed by the miracles, gripped by the teaching and in awe of His divinity. But it was hard for them to "put it all together". One advantage we have is that we have 20/20 hindsight, thanks in large part to their faithfulness in recording those events. We are able, with the Lord's help, to understand Jesus in the context of the entire Bible story. Perhaps in the most important aspect of life, we truly do have the hindsight we need (that can lead to the insight and foresight we require).
John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."