John 4:32 He told them, “I have food to eat you know nothing about.” (The Message Bible)
He is Jesus; them are the disciples. Do you ever wonder what it was like to be Jesus? Communication between human beings is difficult and miscommunication common. How much more difficult must it have been between a most unique human being, Jesus, with regular folk. What was Jesus getting at by telling his disciples this. Was he asking them to look more deeply at him, to try to understand what he was doing and why he was doing it? Was he challenging them to look beyond the physical to the spiritual, from the temporal to the eternal? Can he really have put all that into such a short sentence? I think he might. As humans, we just don’t know what we don’t know. Humans looked at the stars for centuries never imagining that they were all little suns millions and trillions of miles away. It is not easy to look beyond the initial impression but often there is more than meets the eye. The disciples were missing something critical about Jesus. Is it possible you are missing something too?