Fully Measure of Joy
Bob Christopher - Just a Minute!
Published on 12/12/2017
Trouble was up ahead for Jesus’s disciples.
They were going to be mocked, persecuted, arrested and many of them martyred.
Simply for proclaiming his name.
So Jesus prayed on their behalf.
“I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.”
This request may seem odd at first glance, but this is exactly what they needed to endure the world’s hatred and opposition.
The full measure of Jesus’s joy was going to be their strength.
In this world you are going to experience troubles of all kinds
Count on it.
And many will come just because you are a disciple of Jesus.
But take heart. Jesus prayed for you as well that his joy will be your strength.