“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one — as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. - John 17:20-23
It is amazing how pain reminds us of what we need and what we have neglected. Pain awakens us to our foundational needs in life: relationship! with God and others. Jesus never meant us to find strength alone. The disciples in 1st century didn’t go out individually! Jesus didn’t send them out along even when He was here in person.
We will find through discipleship that following Jesus makes all the difference because "I am stronger!"