Mark 10: 32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again, he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”
I find the two highlighted words in this section, “astonished” and “afraid” very telling. The Greek word for “astonished” is thambeo and per Strong’s means “I am amazed – almost terrified.” While the word for “afraid” is more familiar phobeo meaning “fear, dread, terrified.”
At this point in His ministry the disciples and other followers knew that Jesus was heading into a city where the leaders had been looking for a way to kill Him. So, their terror was real. And what I find inspirational is that even though they were terrified they went!