March 12, 2018 – John 16:27-28, 32

No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father. A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. John 16:27-28, 32.

The words of Jesus are so sweet… must have been written about these verses. Jesus had been teaching the disciples, and His time with them was almost at an end.  Jesus felt just as we do, as our loved ones leave this earth – Alone and Abandoned.  Separation from our loved ones can be so difficult when we feel this aloneness. “You will leave me all alone,” Jesus says.

Verse 32 of John 16, gives us these words – “Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”  These words give us peace and joy.  For when we accept Jesus as our Savior, these words are true for us, as well.  We will be resurrected, even as Jesus was raised from the dead, to walk with God. 

Jesus told the disciples, ‘in me you may have peace’.  This world is not perfect, but in Heaven with the Lord, there will not be trouble. When Jesus was raised from the dead – He overcame the world and the things of the world. Romans 1:25, They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. Who do you worship? The Creator or the stars, the sun, or the moon — the things God created?

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.