In times of trouble, it’s natural to seek comfort from loved ones. Jesus’ disciples were no different.
During his time on earth, Jesus often provided comfort to his followers, especially during times of distress. Let’s take a closer look at some of these instances.
Comfort during the Last Supper
One of the most well-known moments of comfort from Jesus occurred during the Last Supper. In John 14:1-4, Jesus reassures his disciples that he is going to prepare a place for them in heaven and promises to return for them one day. This promise brings great comfort to the disciples, who are fearful and uncertain about what will happen next.
Comfort after Judas’ Betrayal
After Judas betrays Jesus and he is arrested, the disciples are understandably upset and scared. In John 14:18-19, Jesus reminds them that they will not be left alone and that he will come back to them. This promise provides much-needed comfort to the disciples during a difficult time.
Comfort after Peter’s Denial
When Peter denies knowing Jesus three times before his crucifixion, he is filled with guilt and shame. After Jesus’ resurrection, he specifically seeks out Peter and offers him forgiveness and comfort in John 21:15-19. This act of grace helps Peter move past his mistakes and become an important leader in the early church.
Comfort through the Holy Spirit
After Jesus’ ascension into heaven, he sends the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide his followers in Acts 1:8. The Holy Spirit provides strength and support during times of hardship and helps believers remember Jesus’ teachings.
Jesus was not only a teacher but also a compassionate leader who knew how to provide comfort to his disciples. Whether it was through his words or actions, Jesus was always there to offer reassurance and hope during times of distress. As believers, we can take comfort in knowing that we have the same Holy Spirit to guide us through life’s challenges.