The grooms attendants (Matthew 9:14-15) | back

 14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? These were disciples of John the Baptist asking Jesus why His disciples did not fast and pray like they did and the Pharisees do?

 15And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. Jesus was explaining to them that God was with them and there was no need to fast. He also told them that the time would come when He would be taken from them and then they shall fast. God was right there with them, but they did not get it. God is with us today in spirit until His return.