In the final days of Jesus’ ministry, “so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another” in their desire to hear him. Luke reports that Jesus spoke first to his small group of disciples and said, “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.” There is, he warned, a larger truth than the one you think you know.
“When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”