I always worry when the nurse tells me “You’re going to feel a little pinch” just before I get a shot. I’ve been pinched before, and that’s not what it feels like. Same with the dentist telling me that I’m “going to feel a little pressure.” If a “little pressure” means a construction worker jackhammering my lower jaw, then the dentist is correct.

The disciples may have felt a little like that when Jesus told them “It is for your good that I am going away” (John 16:7). We would probably have some difficulty believing that, too. How could Jesus’ absence be better than his presence? But what was true for the disciples is also true for us today. Jesus is not absent from us. He is more present today than he was when he walked the streets of Jerusalem. How can that be? Find out this week as we study Jesus’ words in John 16:7-11.

See you Sunday!

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