I (Kristin) have been spending some time reading and praying over John 15 lately. Just now as I was reading, the graciousness of Jesus' words in John 15:11 struck me anew:
"These things I have spoken to you, that MY joy may be in you, and that YOUR joy may be full."
He says these things to his disciples to encourage them as the cross looms before him....but he also says these things for our benefit because they're true for us as well....that our joy may be FULL...not lacking anything - no shadow of want or need. What a gracious Savior we have!