23 June 2021 – John 16:16-19 (NIV)

Scripture

“Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.” Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’?”

Reflection

Jesus, on the night of His arrest, giving His last instructions to His closest disciples, was also prophesying what was going to happen. In verse 16, Jesus was prophesying most likely about the period of time of His death and the period of time between His resurrection (John 20:19) and His ascension (Acts 1:6–9). The disciples did not understand what Jesus meant by “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me”, so they were wondering. At that time, it was still a mystery that they would understand well later.
It may happen that we find ourselves in a season wherein the Lord is speaking to us but we don’t fully understand or don’t see the full picture yet. Let’s wait on the Lord until the time He makes things plain to us.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation

Prayer

Take time to pray Psalm 96. Allow it to shape prayers of thanksgiving as you are reminded of who God is

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Othniel David Dalla is the Foreign Students Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship and a student at East China University of Science and Technology. He has been living in Shanghai since 2014.