“Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me” (John 16:32).

It’s not uncommon during this pandemic experience to hear comments about feeling isolated, alone, and detached from all normal social connections. That’s what makes these words of Jesus so timely. He describes a peace (v.33); that is, a state of existence and sense of well-being that has nothing to do with favorable circumstances or the nearness of friends. His relationship and nearness to His heavenly Father is such that, even when he is alone, he isn’t lonely. It is this same peace he desires to share with us when we make him the pursuit of our lives.

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