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So Much More to Say
In Jesus’ last 24 hours with His disciples He had so much to tell them to prepare them for what was ahead. He wanted to warn them that things were going to get tough, even to the point of martyrdom after His departure. Yet He wanted to encourage them that He would send them another helper, The Holy Spirit, who would lead them and guide them through the troubled waters ahead.
“Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by revealing to you whatever he receives from me. All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me. “In just a little while I will be gone, and you won’t see me anymore. Then, just a little while after that, you will see me again… You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy when you see me again. It will be like a woman experiencing the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives place to joy because she has brought a new person into the world. You have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. The truth is, you can go directly to the Father and ask him, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy… I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:12-33, NLT.
There is so much in today’s text that should bring encouragement and hope for us today.