This series is a reflection on some of the most intimate and inspirational words in the Bible. Often called “The Upper Room Discourse,” these words from the Gospel of John are among the last Jesus spoke before he died. They were words spoken from an upper room in Jerusalem, words his disciples needed to hear, not just to help them process the grief they were about to experience, but to grapple with all that lay ahead. He knew they desperately needed a kind of “upper room vision” to sustain them and shape them to be his disciples. Much like those initial followers of Jesus, we too need those words of Jesus to infuse our lives with purpose, form us as his followers, and fill us with peace, as we walk through life limited to the constraints of this “lower room” world.