My Father’s Kingdom

Matthew 26:29-30. “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.”

After Jesus had shared the bread and the wine with His disciples, He again made it clear to them that his death was very near.  Again, as so often in Matthew, He speaks of His Father’s kingdom; He makes sure they understand that He will enjoy breaking bread with them again at some future point when that kingdom is established.

Did they begin to understand what was in store over the next few days?

Maybe, but I suspect they were still in a strong degree of denial.  Just like the rest of us, they must have hoped against hope that if they just didn’t think about it too much, maybe it would go away.

Events develop very quickly from here, and it isn’t long before all the disciples could no longer deny the horrible reality they faced.

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