Posts Tagged ‘Promise ahead’

John 16:16-24 A Little While?

I wonder…

We are continuing on with Jesus and His disciples during His last evening on earth before His death. He has shared with them a lot of information but it hasn’t all been straight and direct. It’s crunch time and He wants to get His disciples ready for what is to come without tipping the Father’s hand completely. So the disciples are understandably lacking in interpretation to Jesus meaning.

The question the disciples want to ask is, “What does He mean by ‘a little while’?” (verse 18}. Jesus had been speaking about God’s plan and His position within the coming Kingdom since the beginning of His time with the disciples. I’m wondering if there question was meant to focus on the timing of events to come or the separation being predicted. Read more »