It's been a while since we've checked in with Radio Free Babylon's Web comic, Coffee with Jesus. This particular episode should be encouraging to us all.
We begin with Ann talking about her desire to know Jesus better...to experience Him more closely...and Jesus quotes Paul to express both empathy and encouragement.
It seems like she understands, but then Jesus comes in with a boffo finish.
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Truth is...Jesus loves us even more than the metaphor can express. Whatever separation or isolation we feel in the here and now will be totally and completely reversed at the end of time. (And knowing He loves us like that should help dispel those feelings in the here and now!)