Read John 16 today.

Jesus was with His disciples and explaining about some of the things that are about to happen. Although they do not fully comprehend His words, He was giving them forewarning about His death and His resurrection. His resurrection was the point. His death may have been a temporary stopping point on the journey, but it was not the end. I think of it like a rest area on an interstate highway. You may stop there for a brief time, but everyone who stops there knows it is not their final destination.
Over the next few days, as Jesus’ disciples struggled with His death, they seemed stuck at the rest area. It was only the resurrection that enabled them to get on with the journey. We have the benefit of knowing the whole story, yet sometimes we get stuck also. Despite what we see with our physical eyes, may we know at the very core of our being that death is not the last word from God. God’s last word is life.
John 16:19-22 NLT
Jesus realized they wanted to ask him about it, so he said, “Are you asking yourselves what I meant? I said in a little while you won’t see me, but a little while after that you will see me again. [20] I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. [21] It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. [22] So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.