My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. - John 13:33
I know how much I wish you were here with me in the flesh. I'd love to hear your voice, see your form, feel your touch on my shoulder. So, I can only imagine how your words struck a nervous cord in your disciples when you said you were going away and they couldn't come yet. The separation anxiety for them as men must have been hard to hide. But they and we had to learn to lead with your words possessing your Spirit to guide us. You had to first save us all and then let us loose with the message. As we stumble through life in our role as your leaders, give us clarity and boldness from your word and Holy Spirit to go where you want us to and to speak into the lives of others the word of life. Help us be the leaders you want while we await the Day we live with you in person forever.
Pastor Don Patterson
God creates vacuums to suck us into being the leaders he designed us to be.