Bible Society of South Africa

My Father’s house - 26 May 2023

By Xanthe Hancox

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Jesus the Way to the Father

1“Do not be worried and upset,” Jesus told them. “Believe in God and believe also in me. 2There are many rooms in my Father's house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. 3And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am. 4You know the way that leads to the place where I am going.”

John 14:1-4GNBOpen in Bible reader

Jesus knew that his disciples would face uncertainty and challenges in their journey of faith. He understood their fears and concerns about the future. In response, he offers them a profound message of hope and assurance. He invites them to put their trust in him and in his promise of a heavenly home.

In a world filled with troubles, doubts, and uncertainties, Jesus reminds us to believe in him and to trust in the Father’s plan. He assures us that he is preparing a place for us in his eternal kingdom, where we will be in his presence forever.

These verses encourage us to look beyond our present circumstances and set our hearts on the glorious future that awaits us. They remind us that this world is not our ultimate home, but we have a heavenly dwelling prepared for us. Jesus promises to return, and when he does, he will gather us to himself so that we may be with him for ever.

Today, let us hold fast to the promises of Jesus. Let us choose to believe in him and trust in his plan for our lives. Even in times of trouble or uncertainty, may we find peace and hope in the knowledge that Jesus is preparing a place for us. May this truth anchor our hearts and give us the strength to live with confident expectation of the day when we will dwell with him in eternal glory.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the words of comfort and assurance you spoke to your disciples all those years ago, and to us today. Help us to set our hearts on the heavenly home you are preparing for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen

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