John 16: Promises, Promises
Read: John 16, Psalm 16
Who: Who wrote this book? Who did they write it to? What was their reason for writing?
What: What does this passage say about God, me, and my relationship with him?
If we lived this way, I believe we’d see more people follow Jesus. I mean, who wouldn’t want 24/7 peace? Or a confidence that no matter what happens, God loves you completely.
Making this personal, if I lived this way, life itself would look very different. I’m thankful for the reminder because it means that no matter what the situation, it is never without hope or the rich presence of God in my life.
Jesus, thank you for your life. Thank you for loving me just as I am. Thank you for giving your life in exchange for mine. Thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit, hope, and the promise of eternity. Help us to rest in your peace, to remember that you’ve already overcome the world, and that eternity starts now. Help each of us, to live on purpose. Amen.
Kimberly Webb is the extremely gifted youth pastor at Redemption Church Charlottesville. She is a speaker, singer, and lover of people with a heart to serve God no matter where she is in the world.