Jesus’ hour was a moment of significant theological change. No longer was God known through figures of speech and words on a page; suddenly God was plainly seen (v. 25). No longer will priests and mediators be necessary to pray to God, suddenly God will be freely available to all who seek him (v. 26-28). No longer will the World hate Jesus, suddenly they will hate Jesus’ disciples (v. 32). And, no longer will that World’s hatred be a cause of distress, suddenly Jesus’ peace will be given and the world will be overcome (v. 33). The point that Jesus is trying to make is: don’t blink. The cross is going to happen any moment now. And it is a very, very important moment indeed!