01/06 Matthew 9:14-15
One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, “Why don’t your disciples fast like we do and the Pharisees do?” 15 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Soon Jesus would die on the Cross. He knew the difficulty ahead for His disciples. He knew the pain and suffering they would go through as they shared their testimony of Jesus. Each one of the disciples, except Judas who betrayed Him would suffer the rest of their life as they proclaimed Jesus. Soon they would suffer but now they would spend time with Him so that Jesus can teach them how to live.