the last supper, Christ spoke many encouraging words to His disciples......It was after
these were spoken that they began to understand who Christ really was. The following
message should give great hope to all of us, especially the last few line, we all need to
remember Christ's promise to us "Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be
Sorrow Will Turn into Joy
16 "A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you
will see me."
17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he
mean by saying to us, 'A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little
while, and you will see me'; and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"
18 They said, "What does he mean by this 'a little while'? We do
not know what he is talking about."
19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them,
"Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, 'A little while, and
you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'?
20 Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world
will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy.
21 When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come.
But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of
having brought a human being into the world.
22 So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts
will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
23 On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if
you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you
will receive, so that your joy may be complete.