Our scripture this week is John 14:1-14.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus tells us that He will return to take us to be with Him. Not only is there a place for us but He goes to prepare it. What a wonderful promise!
Jesus has tried throughout His time on earth to explain His relationship with God, and that we can know the same loving connection. We are blessed as His brothers and sisters. He calls us to believe in Him and what we have been taught that we may be with Him in the Father’s house.
Jesus knows the deep need we have to be in relationship with God and each other. He tells us we know the way – His way – and that we are all invited to be there with Him. All we have to do is believe in Him!
Heavenly Father, we pray for strength in trying times, knowing You hear and care for us. Bless us to bear the difficult situations we face by loving You as You first loved us. Amen.