Coming Back For Us
28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
“Come now; let us leave.
At Church, I’d see parents bring in their toddlers into class and once they bring them into class, some of the children will get anxious and start to cry for their mother. It’s called separation anxiety and the best thing that we tell the parents is to make it clear that they are going to the service and they will come back for them. Most of the children are fine, but a few don’t quite understand that their parents will come back for them.
Jesus doesn’t leave his disciples on earth to fend for themselves. Jesus tells his disciples that he must leave to go to God in heaven and that he will come back for them. Much like a parent, Jesus comforts his disciples and reassures them that it is better for him to go to be with the Father. Jesus loves the Father and he does exactly what his Father has commanded him. Jesus helps to build our faith as he reveals what is to come when it happens. Although some have waited a long time, Jesus makes the promise that he will come back for his followers.