“Fellowship” John 11:53-57

We are a people of expectations. We have been conditioned to believe that one thing leads to another. For most, our expectations are established from our wants and what we think we need. We want outcomes to meet our expectations and to be what we desire, but God wants outcomes to challenge our thinking and change our lives. When things did not meet Jesus’ expectations, He devoted Himself to fellowship and took a step back to wait on God. Sometimes our circumstances are supposed to change our lives and plans, but they do not change God’s plans. When His ministry seemed to be paused and trouble came, Jesus did not isolate, He pressed deeper into fellowship, devotion, with His disciples. What if we stay broken because we neglect fellowship? This morning I pray we would learn the importance of choosing to be together, rather than pulling back, when it seems like everything else is falling apart.