John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Jesus told them that He was going to go away for a while. He told them then that He would be back. They couldn’t understand. He told them that the world would be very happy that He was gone. They, however, would have their sorrow turned into joy!
He would die. He would be buried. He would rise again.
That is the beauty of His story. He knew what was going to happen. He knew He would die but He also knew that He would live again.
He is God. No other can make such statements and then make them come true.