66 As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.
This verse is in regards to Jesus explaining how things were and that the disciples were struggling to understand. Jesus knew who would follow him and who would fall away. He also knew the impact that a small group could have on the world. He knew that those who were truly devoted would spread the gospel when the time was right and grow themselves, in faith, wisdom and love. We need to encourage each other to stay strong in the Lord. We need to be there for each other, not only when times are rough, but when they are busy, crazy and easy. Rejoice in each and every brother and sister you have in Christ.