Bible: John 16:12-24
16:12 “I have many more things to say to you, 1 but you cannot bear 2 them now. 16:13 But when he, 3 the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide 4 you into all truth. 5 For he will not speak on his own authority, 6 but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you 7 what is to come. 8 16:14 He 9 will glorify me, 10 because he will receive 11 from me what is mine 12 and will tell it to you. 13 16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit 14 will receive from me what is mine 15 and will tell it to you. 16 16:16 In a little while you 17 will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 18 will see me.” 19
16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 20 ‘In a little while you 21 will not see me; again after a little while, you 22 will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 23 16:18 So they kept on repeating, 24 “What is the meaning of what he says, 25 ‘In a little while’? 26 We do not understand 27 what he is talking about.” 28
16:19 Jesus could see 29 that they wanted to ask him about these things, 30 so 31 he said to them, “Are you asking 32 each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 33 will not see me; again after a little while, you 34 will see me’? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 35 you will weep 36 and wail, 37 but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 38 but your sadness will turn into 39 joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 40 because her time 41 has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 42 has been born into the world. 43 16:22 So also you have sorrow 44 now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 45 16:23 At that time 46 you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, 47 whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 48 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, 49 so that your joy may be complete.