After the Resurrection, Jesus spent 40 days with His disciples. But why? It was at the beginning of that 40 days that Jesus opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:45) For over the 3 years the disciples had traveled with Jesus and watched His ministry, they had been collecting puzzle pieces. But it wasn’t until He opened their minds that all the puzzle pieces came together and they saw and understood the big picture.