John 13:33 (NIV)
“My children, I will be with you only a little longer.”
Jesus’ farewell address to His disciples begins in 13:31 and ends in 16:33. The conversation begins at the Last Supper and ends in the Garden of Gethsemane. He talked as they walked through the darkened streets of Jerusalem to the gates through which they passed over to the Mount of Olives. It was a conscious effort on Jesus’ part to give the disciples final instructions. Notice the words: These things I have spoken unto you… that your joy may be full (15:11 KJV); that you won’t abandon your faith (16:1 NLT), that you will remember my warning (16:4 NLT), so that you may have peace in me (16:33 NLT). Jesus is speaking. Are you listening?