When Jesus was saying goodbye to his disciples, he knew they would need comfort and reassurance. He had spent years with them, teaching them and guiding them.
Now, as he prepared to leave them, he wanted to make sure they knew that he would always be with them in spirit. In this article, we will explore how Jesus comforted his disciples during this difficult time.
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
One of the ways that Jesus comforted his disciples was by promising them the Holy Spirit. In John 14:16-17, Jesus said, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.
He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.” This promise gave the disciples hope and reassurance that they would not be alone after Jesus left.
Another way that Jesus comforted his disciples was by giving them peace. In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” This peace came from knowing that Jesus would always be with them in spirit and from trusting in God’s plan.
Jesus also comforted his disciples by reminding them of his love for them. In John 15:9-10, he said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love.” This love gave the disciples strength and courage to continue on their journey without him physically present.
The Promise of Eternal Life
Finally, Jesus comforted his disciples by promising them eternal life. In John 14:1-3, he said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” This promise gave the disciples hope for the future and reminded them of the ultimate goal of their faith.
In conclusion, Jesus comforted his disciples in several ways as he prepared to say goodbye to them. He promised them the Holy Spirit, gave them peace and love, and reminded them of the promise of eternal life. These truths continue to bring comfort and reassurance to believers today as we navigate our own journeys of faith.