Wisdom seems to be lacking these days, but it doesn't have to be. Proverbs gives us all we need and more to "Wise Up" in a foolish world.
Upon initial observation, the Gospel of John could've ended with John 20:30-31, but Jesus had more he wanted to do for Peter--for all of us.
He is RISEN! He is RISEN, indeed! With Jesus on His rightful throne at the right side of God the Father, we can truly have peace ... FOREVER!
The earthly celebration that Jesus always should have had, and fully deserved—that is what Palm Sunday is all about. ALL HAIL King Jesus!
We can live a filled life in an empty world, but it only happens because of what Jesus did for us, and the Helper He sends to lead our steps.
While Jesus might have died on the Cross, He never really left ... and neither did His presence. Thanks to Jesus, we now also get His Helper.
For those of us who follow Jesus, and want to grow in our relationship with Him as Savior, there is not much mystery involved: We abide.
If we can only abide, God makes up the rest. Jesus uses John 15 to show us how He's not only the vine, but our ability to even grow branches.
Jesus washed His disciples' feet, including those of the one who not only denied Him (Peter), but betrayed Him to death (Judas Iscariot).
It starts with feet washing, and ends with a glimpse of what is to come with the Holy Spirit. This is the start of what awaits in John 13-14.