A sermon on John 16:16-24.  Jesus’ disciples and us, we often don’t understand.  There is a pain that turns to joy.  There can be two very different emotional responses to the cross.  Rejoicing in the very thing that brought us pain and grief after the pain has passed.  (Like a mother in child birth.)  Joy comes from the very things that cause us pain.  The need for trials to form and mold us.  Don’t let your pain go to waste.  Weaning us off of all but Jesus.